'Re-loved' Panton Chair by Chris Bosse / LAVA
Chris Bosse, co-director of the innovative architectural firm LAVA, realised this homage to the 1967s Panton Chair within the ‘Re-loved – designer stories’ exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum. The sliced up icon is on display from 31 July – 30 September 2010 during this year’s Sydney Design Festival.
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Bibliotheca by LAVA
A new architectural installation commissioned for the first anniversary of the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney creates a spectacular space for displaying catalogues and other publications. Designed by LAVA changing lights and effects will adapt and grow in response to each new gallery project creating an ephemeral and surreal experience.
The installation showcases LAVA’s ongoing fascination with the efficiency and beauty of geometries in nature – the potential for naturally evolving systems for new building typologies and structures.
The installation is an evolutionary display, which will adapt and grow in response to each new gallery project while creating an ephemeral and surreal experience with changing lights and effects. mHolding a selection of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and Art & Australia publications in honeycomb shaped cells, the installation is backlit through transparent acrylic via energy efficient LED lights.
The bookcase uses the latest digital fabrication and engineering techniques such as CNC milling and CAD CAM technology. LAVA maintained a 'digital chain' throughout the design and production process, which has established offices in Sydney, Abu Dhabi and Stuttgart over the past 12 months.
“The shape of the installation is based on a ‘voronoi’, or ‘bubble geometry’ “, Dr Gene Sherman, director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation who commissioned the work said, “LAVA`s installation possesses an aesthetic that resonates throughout the gallery space while being surprisingly functional.”
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