DESIGN FIRM NAME(S): VIA Design Studio
DESIGNERS NAME(S): Monica Cordera, Claudia Fernandez, Paulo Pirondi
SPONSOR CO. NAME(S): Global Commercial Furnishings
SPONSOR CONTACT: Betty Mestre
TITLE OF PIECE: Kalos
The VIA Design Studio/Global Furnishings Tree was inspired by the stained glass windows displayed at traditional places of worship around the world. These timeless works of art not only convey powerful messages in their narratives but also simply use light as a powerful tool to shine through the colored glass and act as a kaleidoscope ever changing the place they inhabit.
They exist all over the world in so many cultures and religions yet the effect of ever changing their environment through light beaming through colored glass remains a common facet of their architecture.
The tree derives this global essence to a single object and activates the area it occupies as a kaleidoscope of color and light. This object now embodies a global concept to its single light point. It occupies the space and inhabitants experience from countless angles the effect of changing refracted light color through its surface mapping.