Bright Conversations. La luce nel progetto architettonico.
Bright conversations are a series of conferences to talk about lighting and the way light-designers think "bright and light" while approaching an architectural project. A way to introduce local light-designers as an active, luminous community of professionals and to support our profession.
in collaboration with I2a e IALD Alpine Chapter event sponsor: IGuzzini Schweiz
Bright Conversation Nr.1 with Cinzia Ferrara. "The lighting project for Duomo di Milano" - Ferrara Palladino Lightscape. I
Bright Conversation Nr.2 with Filippo Mambretti. "How a lamp is born? The design process of lighting fixture" - Filipppo Mambretti Design, CH
Bright Conversation Nr.3 with Marco Palandella. "Light and the city. A lighting approach to urban scale" - Marco Pallandella Lighting Design
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Category: Light Art
Photo courtesy: Amsterdam Light Festival
“Antennas are not something nostalgic for Italian light designer Michela Bonzi, who works with light in the urban context – they form an ordinary part of her daily surroundings.
“More and more you see them lying on the edge of the sidewalk. Like rusty tree branches, gathered from the roofs,” wrote author J. Bernlef in the mid-1980s about the radio and television antennas in his hometown of Amsterdam. They were prominent in cities when the first television broadcasts were programmed in the 1950s (“on every roof at least one such antlers grew up to heaven”) but after the large-scale construction of underground cable networks in the late 70s they disappeared from most European streets.
Except Italy, where cable television and radio are not very common today, and where you still see the rooftops in large cities like Palermo (Sicily) covered in antennas and satellite dishes, together forming an urban jungle.
Antenna Sud brings television antennas from the south to Amsterdam. But they have taken a new form. They have been transformed into sculptures that instead of emitting radio waves, emanate light, and are striking in their presence. Bonzi created a specific antenna that is recognisable to us in the Netherlands: the yagi antenna, also known as the rake antenna.
With these glowing eye-catchers, Bonzi wants to surprise and inspire us to look again at the antenna as an object; at one time the most modern medium of its time, then a disused ‘rusty forest branch’, and finally an artwork.”
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
The 1700 building will allow us the chance to experience the right approach of a lighting design project dealing with antique constructions.
The existing architecture space underneath the Railway arches of the shopping district Viadukt in Zürich were the inspiring input for the lighting installation.
The client focus on self-empowering body and soul business.
Aureole aimed to show the human being centric philosophy of the client. Aureole shapes itself around the space.
A sequence of fluorescent warm white tubes were installed on wall and connected with visible surface-mounted wires. The final shape clearly refers to the holy light often used in the iconography of many religions to indicate holy or sacred figures.
“The holy light is a crown of light rays that surrounds a person in art, most often depicted as golden, yellow or white when representing light”.
Other Projects: Private Art Gallery/Zürich CH, Museum Fondazione Alten/Ascona CH, City Museum of Modern Art/Ascona CH, LRRH Art Edition Gallery/Berlin DE, Museum of Centovalli/Locarno CH. Michela Bonzi for Lichtkompetenz: Thermae Baden/Baden CH, DFS T-Galleria- City of Dreams/Macau, DFS T-Galleria/Siem Reap, Cambodia, Private Chalet/Flims CH, Private Chalet/Gstaad CH, Private Villa/Winterthur CH, Private Chalets, Zermatt CH.