alberto meda and paolo rizzatto: i satelliti della scala
alberto meda and paolo rizzatto: i satelliti della scala alberto meda and paolo rizzatto: i satelliti della scala
dec 10, 2009

alberto meda and paolo rizzatto: i satelliti della scala

i satelliti della scala hanging in piazza san fedele, milan image © designboom



made in 1986 by alberto meda and paolo rizzatto, this lamp now lives within the city of milan as a king-size version of its original, going by the name of ‘i satelliti della scala’. produced by luceplan, it is a satellite of light which appears suspended, floating above small squares around the city’s teatro la scala as part of the international festival of lights.

image © designboom

image © designboom


the light orchestra


another project which is part of milan’s festival is the light orchestra by daniel simonini, raiser da silva ramos, lorenzo marini and fernando gonzalez sandino. located at the city’s colonne di san lorenzo, the installation is about creating a sensorial experience for the citizens. there is a musical instrument, in which people are invited to ‘play’ the colored panels that make the sounds of an organ pipe. the columns are then filled with sound and lit with the corresponding color of that musical note, creating an orchestra of colorful light.

general view of the columns


the public interacting with the installation image © designboom


image © designboom


changing colors…


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the musical instrument image © designboom


the carouselle image © designboom


ride it to light it by are a series of bike lamps and a carouselle by ignacio ojanguren alvarez, christina perdikaki, hafsteinn juliusson. an idea which makes us consider sustainability and the power of consumption, in order to light the lamps, one must ride the bikes to power them.

someone riding a bike to illuminate the carouselle’s central lamp image © designboom


individual lamps are installed at various bike stands around the city image © designboom


    LIDIA (LOGROÑO) says:
  • It doesn’t work but is ok. The orchestra on the other hand is a master piece, a lot of interaction. Congrats to the guys!

    Fawa Zopper says:
  • The installation on the bridge of Naviglio Grande is also good. Great interaction.

    Miha says:

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