Flos is technical sponsor at miart 2019 (5-7 April) with a site-specific lighting installation in the display’s VIP Lounge and restaurant area. Entrusted for this edition to Formafantasma, the installation will revolve around the brand new suspension lamp WireLine, an item that can be placed half way between art and industrial design.
The Italian artist duo Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin’s first collaboration as industrial designers started with Flos in 2017 with the launch of the sculptural lamp WireRing, which obtained a massive victory of public and critic. Further elaborating on a number of the design principles of their preceding lamp, for WireLine Formafantasma is again using the power cable as one of the main design features. Flattened to resemble a belt made from rubber and hanging from the ceiling, the cable retains a ribbed glass extrusion containing an LED light source. It can be installed as a single bit or repeated to obtain elaborate visual compositions.
As part of the miartalks 2019, on Sunday 7th April at 12.00 pm, Formafantasma will take part into the panel conversation Design for the Common Good – We have arrived at a time when design is broadly recognized as a valuable instrument and procedure for improving processes across society, from government to business, healthcare to education. Can we design for the common good today? How may we think about design as a reason to shape a better future?