(jiří macek) A collection of new lights designed by Ross Lovegrove for Artemide can be perceived as an invitation to visit the cosmos. Yet at the same time, one can remain on the ground. These refined cyber creations by Lovegrove represent a cosmos of their own.
When Ross Lovegrove presented a model of a cosmic hovercraft encrusted with Swarowski stones at the MAK in Vienna two years ago, a new era in the exploration of the cosmos seemed to have started. It was not important that, due to the materials used, the value of the spaceship was higher than the value of a real spaceship made by NASA - the fact that the cosmos has become part of our desires and dreams for the first time since the 1960s was essential. As we look into a sky full of distant constellations permeated with orbital stations and satellites, the glow of a nebula merges with the mist from our cities. The cosmos has come closer.
The Cosmis Leaf collection of lights plays with the digital fantasies of an immaterial wing; although the light may be a spaceship from another world, it is also a cording of flight, an ideal curve, a dream, or “a gathering of insects that glimmer in the lamp light,” as Ross Lovegrove explains. What do we really see? A light that approaches us towards the boundlessness of our own cosmos.
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