martí guixé at vinçon, barcelona
 
martí guixé at vinçon, barcelona martí guixé at vinçon, barcelona
jan 20, 2012

martí guixé at vinçon, barcelona

‘F.O.S.C.’ by martí guixé image courtesy of imagekontainer

‘figurative office siesta cubicle’ (F.O.S.C.) is an installation by catalan designer martí guixé, on show at the spanish shop vinçon, barcelona. a large cardboard object constructed in the shape of a whale sits in the middle of one of the retail space’s rooms, its mouth wide open. as one peers inside, they see that the marine mammal’s belly is furnished with pieces designed by guixé, including the ‘flama lamp’ for danese. the installation invites visitors to enter and take a nap. F.O.S.C. is meant to promote the idea that the siesta is an experience that goes beyond the idea of a basic ‘break’.

a cardboard whale acts as a shelter image courtesy of imagekontainer

back view image courtesy of imagekontainer

the designer set-up a resting space within the belly of the whale for visitors to enter and rest image courtesy of imagekontainer

‘flama lamp’ by martí guixé for danese

guixé’s ‘flama’ light for italian company danese, is a candle holder that becomes the magnetic base whereby an LED diffuser is placed to direct light as you prefer. the more traditional light is combined with the most technologically advanced source.

‘the history of light in your hands. ‘flama’ is a lamp that integrates fire as a proto light and at the same time the cutting edge led technology, a kind of meta lighting device. a lamp you can touch. the object is made of several pieces that can be easily put together in different ways in order to build a lamp typology according to your light requirements. you do not adapt to the light, the light adapts to you. the idea is that depending on the position, order and sequence of the parts, you can build an entirely different lighting; this fact promotes the perception of ‘flama’ as the first lighting object with a quantic behavior.‘ – martí guixé

sketch by martí guixé

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    490,447 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample