Landscape is an immersive installation designed in collaboration between Objects of Common Interest and Sight Unseen, which will be on view at this year’s Collectible in Brussels. The New York City and Athens based studio is creating an immersive installation named Landscape. In a reflective mirrored landscape sits a still life object installation comprising unique components that share an aesthetic vocabulary: Tube Lights, a series of glowing curved formations that represent the first lighting collection designed by the studio; Formations II, consisting of upholstered sculptural seating elements; and Blow Chair, a soft sculpture that functions as a lounge seat. Tube Lights are variations of elemental bent and linear forms. Their abstract sculptural articulations — lit from within — appear to be pliant or soft yet powerful, as they emerge from and recede into the mirrored floor and walls. Formations II is an ambiguous seating arrangement that takes the form of scattered freestanding objects. Each has its own individual, balancing expression, yet when all of the objects are connected, they form a singular common space.
Blow Chair is a domestic sculpture — an organic soft, tubular form, bent and lifted from the ground to create a seating cavity and a lounging back rest. The shape and hue of the chair evoke images of natural curves and earthy dune landscapes from the designers’ childhoods in Greece. The chair’s clay-toned color has been custom-made for Collectible in a limited edition of 10. “We wanted to create an immersive, playful landscape of curves, seen as an installation through the individuality and juxtaposition of the various pieces presented,” say Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis, founders of Objects of Common Interest. “The glowing tubular lights are reflected in the stainless-steel mirror elements, extending their original shapes. They’re bent again and constantly changing as visitors progress in the space, moving around, resting, mingling and self-reflecting.” Landscape will be on view from March 14 to 17, 2019, at the Vanderborght building in Brussels.
Photography by Marco Arguello