| KUNDALINI / MILAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR 2006
Kundalini was born in Milan in 1996. Throughout these years Kundalini has developed its philosophy in several stylistic, functional and material expressions, including the production of furnishings that embody the same spirit as the luminous objects.
A seat, a lamp, a table or a mirror, in the Kundalini vision are not simply useful, beautiful, functional objects, satisfying our senses: they are also and above all extrasensorial signs.
During the Milan International Furniture Fair 2006, Kundalini presented the following products.
Alone – by Giorgio Gurioli –, is a lighting object of astronomical inspiration that evokes galactic space of unperceivable deepness. A wall and ceiling lamp with thermoformed diffuser in satin opal Plexiglas, fixed on two laser-cut and coated metal plates.
Atomium – by Hopf & Wortmann Büro für Form –, is a lighting object of organic and dynamic shape, inspired by science-fiction imagery and designed for both multidirectional and ambience light diffusion. Atomium is available in several versions: table/floor, wall/ceiling, suspension with rotational-moulded polyethylene diffuser and inner structure with 3-6 light sources fixed on steel coil springs.
Available in ceiling, wall and table version, Entropia – by Lionel Theodore Dean –, is a lighting object formally very complex and rich in details that evoke organic vitality. This is the first time – in the field of lighting design – that the precious technology of laser sintering, typical of rapid prototyping, is applied to serial production. With this technique the basic material – nylon powder – is continually fused and spread through the laser beam, depositing the 3D projected drawing. The resulting complex form is realisable with no other technology.
An extreme formal simplicity and by a deep material impact, characterize Fourteen – by Omer Arbel. Particularly suggested for multiple installations, granting a great scenographical effect, Fourteen is a suspension lamp with diffuser in cast glass drilled and internally sand-blasted.
Mandala is a work in progress collection of contemporary iconical signs inspired by contemplative and artistic principles of the same oriental tradition, interpreted by design Masters of our time. The collection starts with these two well-known designers whose iconic sign is unmistakable: Alessandro Mendini e Karim Rashid.
Designed by Zaha Hadid the floor, wall and table lamp MAXXI is made of a cast glass volume, internally sand-blasted and supported by an opal Plexiglas diffuser assembled in a micropierced and chrome-plated metal structure. Luminous sculpture characterized by an architectural sign of pictorial inspiration that embodies in a bas-relief, inserted in the material fullness of the glass, the essence of the roman project MAXXI (Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo) by the famous London based architect.
Pluto – by Paola Navone –, is a luminous object of astronomical inspiration dedicated to Pluto's orbit and characterized by thick lenticular transparencies that underline its irregular shape varying from piece to piece, because of its peculiar artistic craftwork. The lamp in available in wall and ceiling versions.
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