during venice architecture biennale, the wonderglass’ ‘kosmogonos’ installation is displayed in the church of ospedaletto in venice and presents works by london-based multidisciplinary practice studiopluz and design duo raw edges. ‘kosmogonos’ addresses notions like gravity, utopia, and geometry through a collection of pieces evolving the perfection of symmetry – inside the church – within the materiality of glass.


a range of works that incorporate the perfection of symmetry juxtaposed against the material inconsistency of glass
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urban reflection
satellite images from space show a very different world to the one we know, but how might the cities of earth look to someone from another planet? designed by studio pluz /wonderlab, the creators ponder upon this notion through an intricate maze of glass that when viewed from above bares a strong resemblance to a circuit board, an element essential to modern existence that could very well inspire the framework for cities in the future.

‘kosmogonos’ is a series of glass works inspired by deep space, and the emotions experienced while gazing at the night sky 
image © wonderglass / leonardo duggento

 

following on from the successful collaboration at the 2018 salone del mobile, wonderglass and studiopluz team up once again to present an exhibition that creates a world inspired by the wonders of the universe through the prism of glass .


‘urban reflection’ 
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‘urban reflection’ 
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also designed by studiopluz, the ‘echo’ lighting sculpture is meant to reflect sound. ‘inspired by the origins of the universe, the illuminated sculpture plays music that is evocative of the gravitational waves coming from black holes’, explains the creative team.


‘echo’ lighting sculpture
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‘echo’ lighting sculpture
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the pieces all together create a small glass galaxy with ‘echo’ as the sun, the glass city as the earth, and the ‘horah’ lamps as four faraway planets. 


‘horah’
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‘horah’
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inspired by the israeli dance, and reflecting on the themes of light and sociability, ‘horah’ is a 30 piece illuminated, kinetic, glass installation, that explores the theme of repetition with a lighting installation that is imbued with an essential quality in the dance: conviviality. read more about raw edges’ ‘horah’ project here

 


the team
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‘kosmogonos’ is part of the biennial DESIGN.VE festival and is on show until june 23 – at the iconic church of ospedaletto – in calle della barbaria della tole, castello 6691, venice.
in association with zuecca projects.

 

DESIGN.VE is a new format devoted to design and providing a wider look at the design world and runs in parallel with the first month of the venice architecture biennale.
this year marks the second edition to take take place in various locations throughout the city – unexpected places for design: historic buildings, hidden cloisters, design boutiques, private galleries… DESIGN.VE is a project of VENICEARTFACTORY, founded by francesca giubilei and luca berta. participation is open to emerging independent designers and established brands alike, as well as museums, universities and galleries.

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