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all-white molecular cloud by vincent leroy floats above the lunar landscape of milos

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Vincent Leroy designs molecular cloud’s white version

 

After Santorini, Vincent Leroy draws inspiration from the cliffs of Milos Island, Greece for his latest creation, a white lacquered version of his Molecular Cloud installation. Originally designed for the Coachella Festival in 2023 (find designboom’s previous coverage here), this adaptation harmonizes with the lunar landscape of Sarakiniko Beach.  Composed of spheres in various sizes, the mobiles blend with their surroundings. The white orbs reflect the sky, taking on shades of blue, purple, and orange, and from different angles and heights, either merging with the rocks or appearing to float weightlessly like a mysterious cloud.

all-white molecular cloud by vincent leroy floats above the lunar landscape of milos
all images courtesy of Vincent Leroy

 

 

the installation echoes the lunar rock formations of milos

 

Movement is a central theme in Vincent Leroy’s work. ‘I use deliberately slowed down, fluid and continuous movements in order to create a hypnotic effect and to plunge the spectators into another temporality, detached from reality and more contemplative,’ notes the French artist. Molecular Cloud generates bizarre and organic shapes through its slow movement, echoing the rock formations sculpted by wind and sea. These shapes intrigue and enchant, navigating the boundary between the natural and the artificial, reality and dreams. The installation stands as a poetic and thought-provoking piece, reflecting Leroy’s signature style that blends art and nature, inviting viewers to engage in a meditative experience that transforms their perception of the surrounding landscape.

all-white molecular cloud by vincent leroy floats above the lunar landscape of milos
after Santorini, Vincent Leroy draws inspiration from the cliffs of Milos Island

all-white molecular cloud by vincent leroy floats above the lunar landscape of milos
this adaptation harmonizes with the lunar landscape of Sarakiniko

all-white molecular cloud by vincent leroy floats above the lunar landscape of milos
composed of spheres in various sizes, the mobiles blend with their surroundings

all-white molecular cloud by vincent leroy floats above the lunar landscape of milos
Molecular Cloud appears to float weightlessly

all-white molecular cloud by vincent leroy floats above the lunar landscape of milos
the white orbs reflect the sky, taking on shades of blue, purple, and orange

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the installation merges with the rocks

all-white molecular cloud by vincent leroy floats above the lunar landscape of milos
movement is a central theme in Leroy’s work

all-white-version-vincent-leroy-molecular-cloud-floats-lunar-landscape-milos-07-11-2024-designboom-1800-03

Molecular Cloud generates bizarre and organic shapes through its slow deformations

all-white molecular cloud by vincent leroy floats above the lunar landscape of milos
these shapes intrigue and enchant, navigating the boundary between the natural and the artificial

 

 

project info:

 

name: Molecular Cloud
designer: Vincent Leroy | @vincent_leroy_studio
location: Milos, Greece

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

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