Sundial Chandelier by Maarten de Ceulaer

Introduced during the Milan Salone, Maarten de Ceulaer has designed the "Sundial Chandelier" for the Nilufar Gallery. Made of anodised aluminum disks that seem to float in space "like planets in the universe", the central rod casts a sharp shadow of in different directions, as if, explains Maarten de Ceulaer, "it were illuminated by 6 different suns". "They spiral down the piece to end where they started, like a perfect loop in time. The design is all about rhythym, and each version will play a different song, with the shadows dancing to a different beat." The Sundial Chandelier is developed with and produced by the Belgian company Alton, known for their excellence in aluminum production. Every piece is be signed and numbered.  

Shadow Construction, Marte Haverkamp

Marte Haverkamp, diplômée de l'école d'art d'Utrecht, a longtemps été obsédée par les ombres et l'idée «d'en faire quelque chose ». De longues ombres portées se sont ainsi matérialisées, dictant la forme inédite des objets et meubles de sa série Shadow Construction. Le travail de Marte Haverkamp met l'emphase sur le jeu visuel, un trompe l'oeil inhabituel pour seule esthétique. Marte Haverkamp, who recently graduated from the Utrecht School of Arts, has been fascinated by shadows for a long time and « wanted to do something with them. » So she started constructing pieces of furniture shaped as silhouettes: the Shadow Construction series have not much in common with your usual chairs & table. « The present work focuses mainly on this visual play and its aesthetics. »