The Litta Variations / Opus 5 ‘Echo Pavillion’. Pezo Von Ellrichshausen
Flos illuminates ‘Echo’, an immersive work created by Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Showcased in the Courtyard of Honour of Palazzo Litta, the installation is the prominent feature of the collective exhibition The Litta Variations / Opus 5 during Milano Design Week 2019
Architects Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen
Location Palazzo Litta, Milan, Italy
Photography and illustrations Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Flos is technical partner of MoscaPartners for lighting Echo, the work created by Pezo von Ellrichshausen studio that is the key feature of the collective exhibition The Litta Variations / Opus 5 during Milano Design Week.
With the lighting design devised for Echo, a work characterised by its reflective surface, Flos has accomplished the difficult challenge of endowing the work and the space occupied by the Courtyard of Honour in Palazzo Litta with an emotional vibe, without having any light source visible in the reflection.
The starting point was the illumination of the work itself, performed by exploiting the reflection of the cobblestone, which was highlighted by four Flos Outdoor Spock 130 spotlights with 20° medium beam and a colour temperature of 2700K, swivelled to a 20° angle and located at the four corners of the courtyard, at a height of 17 metres.
The colonnade, also reflected on the work, was bathed in an indirect, ethereal light to highlight its volume and depth, using the bars already present to position linear Led profiles made by Flos Bespoke, SLine Micro High Flux L 1200mm, with a colour temperature of 2700K.
Instead, the wooden benches round the perimeter of the colonnade, a bespoke design by B&B Italia, were discreetly reflected on the architecture thanks to the distinctive lighting contrast obtained with the special Spot Magnet 2700K Beam Spot 14° spotlights by Flos Architectural.
Pezo von Ellrichshausen, 42709181251 (Echo Floorplan), pencil on paper, 21x27cm, 2018 – 42709181142 (Echo Elevation A), pencil on paper, 21x27cm, 2018 – 52109182043 (Echo Elevation B), pencil on paper, 21x27cm, 2018 – 42709181134 (Echo Oblique 01), pencil on paper, 21x27cm, 2018 – 42109181847 (Echo Oblique 02), pencil on paper, 21x27cm, 2018
Inside the installation, a grille structure in dark green lacquered steel, Flos has maintained the magical, intimate atmosphere created, thanks to the four soft, welcoming beams of Belvedere Pipe, designed by Antonio Citterio for Flos Outdoor, positioned on the corner seats in stone. Finally, the iconic, decorative lamp String Lights by Michael Anastassiades was used to illuminate the front desks in the reception area.
Echo is a mysterious structure that merges interior with exterior. Man is the centre of this installation, simultaneously the subject and source of contemplation. The exterior of Echo, covered with a mirrored surface, reflects the baroque colonnade and the two upper orders that make up the courtyard of the building. In contrast, the interior reveals the sky, a natural element isolated from the surrounding city. The result of this exploration is the definition of architecture perceived as a shared and reflective experience, at the same time imposing itself on and immersing itself in the setting. The installation establishes a relationship between art and architecture amplifying the surrounding environment through a visual echo.