volcanic rock light sculptures by studio davidpompa at ALCOVA milan

volcanic rock light sculptures by studio davidpompa at ALCOVA milan

catch the ‘Magmatic Parallelism’ exhibition during mdw2022

 

Mexico-based Studio davidpompa presents ‘Magmatic Parallelism’, a unique installation featuring deconstructed light sculptures set against a sky-blue backdrop. The exhibition space is part of the ALCOVA site on Via Simone, which will be open to visitors from June 5-12 during Milan Design Week 2022

 

‘Embracing the industrial blue tiles of the space, the installation reinforces the site-specific tone by creating a backdrop where blueness takes over the floor and narrow pedestals, contrasting with the dark, floating objects,’ elaborates the studio. 

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a sky blue backdrop serving as scenography for the deconstructed light sculptures

 

 

deconstructed sculptures creating a ‘volcanic landscape’

 

The ‘Magmatic Parallelism’ exhibition centers mainly around light sculptures composed of volcanic rocks aligned onto metal sheets. The result is a scenography of vertically and horizontally elongated pieces suspended against the monochromatic space, creating a ‘volcanic landscape of hanging rocks’. The suspended pieces come either in brass or matte black finishing. 

 

Studio davidpompa (see more here) also used different pedestals to exhibit a series of atypical stone objects. Each display island is lined up parallelly, triggering new perspectives at every corner of the space. Overall, ‘visitors are given access to the phenomenon of lava solidification and production process of each piece, leaving them free to visualize the connection between what they sense and the object’s aesthetics,’ concludes the team. 

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the studio’s ‘Meta Parallel’ collection, showcasing stone pieces arranged onto aligned metal sheets

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these new light sculptures create a ‘displacement’ of volcanic rocks suspended in space

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a surprising material combination of volcanic rock and matte black-coated aluminum

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exploring levels of depths that create architectonic compositions

 

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light sculptures composed of two fiorito stone elements arranged linearlymagmatic parallelism exhibition by studio davidpompa at alcova milan 11
each piece is balanced by the stones’ heaviness and proportionally centered by elongated brass surfaces

 

 

 

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light reflected on the polished brass creates warm, visual complexity that gives character to the space
light reflected on the polished brass creates warm, visual complexity that gives character to the space
'Meta Parallel' stones at he Alcova site
'Meta Parallel' stones at he Alcova site
exploring the relationship between geometry and roughness of rocks
exploring the relationship between geometry and roughness of rocks
the studio sets materials into focus by exploring the deconstruction of volcanic events
the studio sets materials into focus by exploring the deconstruction of volcanic events

project info:

 

name: Magmatic Parallelism 

location: ALCOVA, Via Simone, Milan
design: Studio davidpompa

 

 

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: lea zeitoun | designboom

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