(fos) paints light onto a grey street
(fos) paints light onto a grey street (fos) paints light onto a grey street
oct 13, 2013

(fos) paints light onto a grey street

‘fos’ by (fos), madrid, spain
all images courtesy of (fos)




(fos), a multidisciplinary team of interior designers and art directors based in madrid and barcelona, created an ephemeral installation that gives a visual perception of a projected beam of light. the installation is named (fos), the name as the team itself, appropriately translating to ‘melted’ in catalan and ‘light’ in greek. the protected façade of the rayen restaurant in ‘barrio de las letras – madrid, has been illuminated for 4 days and nights. in this project the intention was to give the illusion of an artificial light shining from above made by using over 250 meters of yellow tape, pineapples, painted pieces of art, lawn furniture and … a lamp, creating a visual spectacle between perspective and colored volumes. the tape covered both vertical and horizontal surfaces creating a skin which followed the beam’s shape, covering all the objects in its path so that a spectator standing directly in front of the installation will see the visual illusion line up perfectly over the several planes that make up the scene – a vibrant game of perspective that will catch the eye of any passerby on the grey street,


video © (fos)








(left) detail of the furniture
(right) kids observing the installation



photo-point from where the perspective is the correct



view of the entire street



yellow furniture



detail of the tape covering the objects



view going through the street



observers taking pictures of the installation



assembly process



(fos) team


team: susana piquer, eleni karpatsi and julio calvo.

  • J’adore l’idée. C’est vraiment très réussi. Il devrait y avoir plus d’humour dans nos rues!

    aurelia-m says:
  • exquisite

    dbkii says:
  • Hehehe..I loved it….Should I call it art or creativity. or both… 🙂

    Nicky says:
  • Susana, Elena, Julio – gracias! Muy bien. Madrid y Barcelona dos ciudades grandes y encantados.

    nelsondreyes architect says:
  • So Awesome! I’d like to try this in my Home….

    amit says:

    LVO says:
  • like it…

    Gopendra says:
  • Interesting design! That is what life should be.

    I Arch says:
  • What delicious fun!!!

    Janette says:

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