London, March 2019 – Sky-Frame, the Swiss-based global leader in frameless sliding door systems will debut at Fuorisalone with an interactive installation 'A Piece of Sky’ by Stephan Hürlemann, the renowned Swiss architect and designer. The atmospheric immersive installation will turn Sky-Frame’s claim “A view, not a window” into an experience where visitors encounter something unexpected and totally removed from the hustle and bustle of the annual festival.
"’A Piece of Sky’ is an exploration of different dimensions, perspectives and spaces. The name of the installation, combined with the experience it offers, conjures up images of the sky, the universe, the earth and its very creation, offering visitors a different and poetic view of their own existence," claims designer Stephan Hürlemann, who was awarded a prestigious Milan Design Award in 2018 for the most effective expression of lateral thinking for his Giants with Dwarf installation with horgenglarus.
«A Piece of Sky» is an exploration of different dimensions, perspectives and spaces.
Visitors will enter a dark enclosed space in one of the abandoned warehouses beneath the Central Station. The space is filled with a whooshing and distant sound that becomes louder the closer the visitor approaches the luminous hexagon in the foreground. The sound is the Earth's rotation recorded by NASA, which translated the electromagnetic vibrations generated by the Earth's rotation into sounds audible to the human ear. A gigantic sphere opens when entering the hexagonal funnel. It is created by an illuminated translucent surface at the end of the funnel that is mirrored. The sphere glows in a bright colour, which visitors can change by pushing a control integrated into the floor.
The second experience of ‘A Piece of Sky’ is offered by a point of light that disappears and reappears in the dark area behind the mirror funnel, Hürlemann calls it the 'Singularity.’
“We are looking forward to offering visitors the opportunity to take a break from their busy itinerary at the Milan Design Week, leave the earthly world for a few minutes to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.” Andrea Zürcher, Marketing Director, Sky-Frame.
The installation will be located in Ventura Centrale, Via Ferrante Aporti 17, during Milan Design Week (9-14 April 2019).
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