The Fluxus, a wavering Murano glass sculpture has been created for White Gallery, the new luxury lifestyle store due to open in Rome.
White Gallery the first big lifestyle store in Rome designed as a contemporary art gallery. It is a three-floor creative platform, in an overall area of 5.000 square metres where fashion, design, art, books, music, technology and food will express the innovations and the cultural contaminations of the contemporary way of life.
Fluxus is the result of the cooperation between designer Karim Rashid who designed the Knit - individual hand-made glass element - and Artist Michela Vianello, whose inspiration and creative mind gave concrete shape to the overall concept of the sculpture.
The use of a single design element in an artistic context led up to a suspended and apparently fluid surface consisting of a multitude of elements whose balance derives from the overall composing motion: a fabric of energy flowing through points and lines, creating marked paths and colours able to generate the expression of motion in space.
The sole Knit element covers a recurrence of overtones: white to black passing through 3 nuances of grey to transmit constant visual vibrations. The colour moves continuously in the optical space between the sculpture and the observer capturing an ever-changing three-dimensional effect in its endless harmonization.
The structure consists of mirrored laser cut metal tracks, creating a sense movement. Running on these tracks are fine cross-beams to which the Knit elements are anchored, attached one by one by means of a technical device created to an original Andromeda design. The lighting is provided by 5000 punctiform halogen lamps distributed in a network across the internal surface of the wave.