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paola pivi: vitra miniatures lamp
may 24, 2011
paola pivi: vitra miniatures lamp


‘nice ball’ by paola pivi

italian born artist paola pivi’s ‘nice ball’, a lamp constructed from 80 miniatures representing the
iconic furniture designs from the collection of the vitra design museum. the small versions of chairs and tables
are arranged over metal frames creating a sphere that envelopes the light bulb within. when lit, the lamps project a
graphic pattern of silhouettes of the furniture, allowing the viewer to experience the vitra design classics in 2D and 3D format.

published in a previous article on designboom, the lamp is currently on display within the vitrine at the museo del novecento
in milan until june 30th, 2011.


up close of ‘nice ball’


installation view showing the projection of furniture silhouettes on the wall


detail
courtesy: galerie perrotin, paris

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