DGT installs the citizen watch light is time exhibition in milan
DGT installs the citizen watch light is time exhibition in milan DGT installs the citizen watch light is time exhibition in milan
may 07, 2014

DGT installs the citizen watch light is time exhibition in milan

DGT installs the citizen watch light is time exhibition in milan
all images courtesy of DGT




the ‘light is time’ installation for citizen watch company by paris-based DGT architects was set up in la triennale design museum in italy during milan design week 2014. the space consists of 80,000 glittering base-plates, which are the small structural device that support the components of a watch. the exhibition features an orchestration of composed sound and lighting elements, forming a series of enclosed spaces where one may contemplate the mysteries of the universe. three rounded, excavated volumes are used to display everything from citizen’s first pocket watch to the latest satellite watches.


the installation consists of 80,000 glittering watch base-plates


looking into the exhibition


people interacting within the citizen pavilion


view from the corridor edge


citizen items on display within the round volumes


the installation provides a space to contemplate both light and time







project info:


status: completed
location: la triennale design museum, milan, italie
dates: 2014
area: 423 m²
commission type: private
client: citizen watch co., ltd
installation: DGT, paris
technical direction: luftzug, amsterdam
project coordination: IXI co., ltd. tokyo
producer: ADK, tokyo
construction: xilografia, milan



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