Patricia Urquiola remembers and pays homage to Achille Castiglioni, a master and a friend. Come discover the playful installation of Parentesi, made to mirror the joyful soul of its very own designer and inventor
Design project Studio Patricia Urquiola and Flos
Place La Triennale di Milano
Interaction Design Nima Gazestani
Sound Design Emilio Pozzolini
Video Directors William Frank and Guido Pancotti
Creative Director Enrico Magistro
To celebrate the centenary of one of the most important Masters of Italian design, Flos, in collaboration with Studio Urquiola, has created an ironic and at the same time poetic site-specific installation entitled (traparentesi).
A party of 100 Parentesi lamps which, like 100 candles, are activated by the presence of visitors, recreating the innate joy that Achille brought to every environment and transferred to every object.
Lights and sounds, for a noisy, Jacques Tati-style Achille, always designing with the noise of the objects in mind. One can find the call of an owl, the noise of a switch being tuned on, the bounces of a ping-pong ball and many other entertaining sounds bringing a voice to the lighting effect produced by the 100 Parentesi lamps, some of which have been hacked and hybridised for the occasion with unusual and surprising heads and light sources.