Liquidkristal Installation Brings Together Design, Physics and Technology
Triennale di Milano's Hall of Honor was the venue for the release of the newest architectural installation "Liquidkristal," made by the British designer Ross Lovegrove, in collaboration with a Czech glass and crystal manufacturer.
Twenty-four unique self-supporting glass laminations of Lasvit Liquid Kristal (LLK) were showcased in the pavilion. Lasvit, the glass and crystal producer, developed the innovative use of the material in large-scale for architectural installations. With a theatrical setting designed by Lovegrove, the pavilion is divided into three main bodies, each of half the overall diameter of 5 meters, for a total length of 14 meters and a total area of over 80 square meters.
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"There is a magic in glass in the way light and transparency are capture in the fusing process, on the moment liquid the next solid, something that can be harness and predicted in the field between design, physics and technology." Ross Lovegrove said in a report.
Lasvit Liquidkristal is a partnership of more than a year between Lovegrove and Lasvit with the plan to create a fluid surface, moving, changing, and inspired by nature. Lovegrove has launched a challenge to the most advanced technology company to produce glass panels and corrugated transparent, dynamic, evolving, and capable of developing innovative shapes in a kaleidoscope.
The installation became the structural element with a roof that acts as giant screen to project contemporary digital art inspired by biophilia and growth strategies. The floor brings the sense of computer hardware but the experience is in the void, capturing light and energy, and inviting visitors to enjoy the material itself.
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