Pipelight

Light Installation

Client: MiCasa | Architect: Triptyque
Surface: 450 m²
City: São Paulo | Country: Brazil
Schedule: 2008

The Pipe Light lighting system was conceived as a product with a form similar to that of a living organism that invades and takes all the parts of a house, as if it was climbing ivy. In doing so, it becomes a bridge between art and design, a platform for discussing aesthetics, functionality and artistic value.

As opposed to its source of inspiration, though, that goes through the process of photosynthesis, the Pipe Light system feeds on darkness. Only its lamps, pipes and other apparent industrial components can reveal the architectonic design blurred by the black walls. The drawings formed by the grey pipes and the lights in the dark walls favor the rustic features of the building. When the lights are on, the design gains life, and its simplicity is transformed in a complex game of darkness and light.

This installation was the result of an invitation from Houssein Jarouche, owner of Micasa shop, a project signed by Triptyque, constructed at the abandoned house next to it. After this installation was finished, the place received an exhibition called “On the Other Side of the Wall”, in which 19 of the most expressive names in Brazilian art and design were featured. The show raised questions on the present state of the creative process and stimulated a dialogue between the vanishing boundaries between art and design.

These lamps were first used on the project of the Nightclub Museum, and from then on they have gained a life of their own. They will later be transformed into a product to be edited by Micasa, with special projects performed by Wall Lamps.

General manager: Luiz Trindade | Project manager: Flavio M1R | Credits: Romulo Fialdini