Courtesy of Balmond Studio
Exclusively for the new TARGETTI + LOUIS POULSEN SPAZIO LUCE, Cecil Balmond presented Nebula: geometry and light come together to create a world of illusion, form and art.
For the Fuori Salone 2011, Targetti inaugurated its first showroom in Milan. It is both a place where visitors are able to see and test the lighting fixtures from the Targetti and Louis Poulsen collections and a ‘light factory’ which promotes the ‘culture of light,’ exploring its interrelations with the world of architecture, art, urbanization, sociology, science and design.
Untill December 2011, the entire showroom will be occupied by Nebula, an artwork created specifically for Targetti by Cecil Balmond, the world-renowned designer and artist. Cecil’s artistic influence has been highly influential in a multitude of collaborations on large scale public art projects such as the ArcelorMittal Orbit (2012) Olympic Park Commission with Anish Kapoor, and other critically acclaimed architectural projects including CCTV tower with OMA, and the Serpentine Gallery pavilions with Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, Alvaro Siza and Toyo Ito.
Nebula is an evolving sculptural phenomenon conceived from a deep inner logic. It comprises a labyrinth of over 10,000 metallic plates held in tension between suspended stainless steel chains. Targetti fixtures and Louis Poulsen products are positioned within and around the Nebula, highlighting the products’ beautiful sculptural quality. The result is a complete holistic experience, an ever-changing realm of illumination and illusion, both day and night. This is Cecil Balmond’s first work in Italy and marks his debut at the Fuori Salone.