raw edges presents ‘horah’, an installation of 30 spinning lights inspired by a traditional israeli dance. the installation consists of glass lampshades in a variety of sizes and colours and is on display during milan design week 2018.

raw edges presents spinning lights that dance in perfect synchronicity horah

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the sculptural shades feature curving glassed leaves which are attached to a pivoting motor. as they gently rotate a clacking sound of the glass occurs at the end of each turn, and a gradient of light is cast upon each leaf.

raw edges presents spinning lights that dance in perfect synchronicity horah

 

 

the installation was inspired by the synchronicity of an israeli dance known as ‘horah’ which originated in the balkans but was adopted in many countries. the studio’s founders yael mer and shay alkalay, who are both from israel, were invited to create this installation by venetian glass brand wonderglass.

raw edges presents spinning lights that dance in perfect synchronicity horah

 

 

the synchronisation of elements has an intriguing factor and provokes a certain emotion and fascination, these sensations we experience as we watch the traditional Israeli dancers of the horah‘, says raw edges.the individual is attracted by the power of the group’s cohesion and by the fact that a coordinated rhythmic movement greatly strengthens our attention.

raw edges presents spinning lights that dance in perfect synchronicity horah

 

 

it is on show throughout milan design week at spazio krizia via daniele manin 21, from 17 – 22 april. wonderglass is also showing a series of glass objects designed by ronan and erwan bouroullec.

raw edges presents spinning lights that dance in perfect synchronicity horah

raw edges presents spinning lights that dance in perfect synchronicity horah