sebastian errazuriz sets an icy landscape within the audemars piguet lounge at art basel
drawing from geographical ice formations and snow-covered landscapes, artist and designer sebastian errazuriz has envisioned the interior design for luxury watchmaker audemars piguet’s lounge on the occasions of art basel in hong kong, basel and miami.
the ice cycle lounge by luxury watchmaker audemars piguet
water and ice are the concurrent themes that gives ‘ice cycle’ its characteristic interior. using the cycle of water and ice as a metaphor of time, there are three elements which anchor sebastian errazuriz’s design: the icicle as an organic form, accumulating over time; the water drop; and ripples in the water. each of these action are symbolic to time and reflect the ticking of a clock.
designed as a place of reflection, a ‘ice tank’ sits as the façade to audemars piguet‘s lounge, composed of illuminated acrylic rods which illuminate to mimic the regular rhythm of a heartbeat. in addition, a soundproof room serving as a private vault is enveloped with custom-designed panels illustrating icicles, stalactites, and stalagmites and feature a series of timepieces on display.
with water and ice as its main thematic elements, the new stand will give form to the concept of the ice cycle
audemars piguet has previously invited designers and artists to creatively interpret their heritage and brand into a lounge during art basel; they are known for their high-end and intricately detailed watches and a selection of ten will be on display around the space.
‘I was humbled by the craftsmanship and ingenuity of the audemars piguet watchmakers in le brassus. the work they have been doing for almost two centuries is so incredible that any creative person who visits their installations will feel inspired to hold themselves to a higher standard of gravitas, beauty, and precision. the new lounge will hopefully become an experience for its visitors, managing to steal their attention and offering them a space to take a moment to think about time.’ – sebastian errazuriz
the theme draws from the ice formations and snowy winters of audemars piguet’s home in le brassus
sebastian errazuriz was invited by audemars piguet to design their lounge for art basel hong kong, miami and basel
jagged white forms mimic icicles, stalactites and stalagmites inside the vault
ten watches will be on display
the ice tank, composed of illuminated acrylic rods which will flash to mimic the regular rhythm of a heartbeat
the sound proofed private vault
the lounge will also showcase visuals by photographer dan holdsworth named continuous topography
sebastian errazuriz at the lounge in art basel hong kong
close up of the acrylic icicles