"ARCHAE" pendant lamp, N.412

by LAS ÁNIMAS Spain

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Estimated production time: 3 weeks

Dimension LxWxH (cm): 42x42x54
Limited Editions Material : epoxy resin, Resin
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ARCHAE: light projection through cubic ethereal bodies, floating in the space. An illusion of suspended basaltic glass cottons. Volatility, evanescence, parallel dimension. The connection of cubic pieces creates geometric volumes that compose dreamy architectural structures.
Once the master piece is created, its surface is reproduced with epoxy resin in a totally handmade process. After the resin is catalysed, the master is carefully shattered in order to detach the shell – lampshade, so through the destruction of the mother piece, a new one is born.

ARCHAE are tectonic-looking structures that capture the light and throw it through volumes and textures generated by epoxy resin and fiberglass, scattering in all directions, creating an emotive illusion of gradient light, shadows and color, emphasizing the feeling of unreality and dreaminess.
REFLECTION, REFRACTION, ITERATION.

ARCHAE:
– From Ancient Greek ἀρχαῖος ARKHAIOS: Pertaining to the Origin, primeval, primitive, ancestral.
– From Latin ARCHA/ARCHAE: Ark, chest, box. Ethimological root of the term Arcanus: Secret, unfathomable).

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Weight 40 kg
Dimensions 65 × 65 × 75 cm
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LAS ÁNIMAS

LAS ÁNIMAS is a creative studio based in Seville (Spain). Their work includes symbolic, tribal and esoteric elements, and arises from the expressive need of sharing an aesthetic universe; a dreamlike parallel world full of visions; of architectural references, both historical, fictional and coming from images underlying popular culture; hardwired to the unconscious and collective memory. Using a language of geometric and iterative patterns, they experiment with materials, shapes and textures, to develop an iconography of retro-futuristic, transgressive, ceremonial and deeply evocative aesthetics. As a result of this altered field of view where sumptuousness and magic gather, high sensory impact pieces of ceremonial character emerge. Their creative universe encompasses references as distant as Science Fiction, tribal cultures, distortion of reality, cybernetics, duality, experimental electronic music or architectural brutalism; an imaginary that links with the elements of their personal environment, readapted and projected from their very own insight. Their creative body includes pieces of furniture in limited editions, sculptures, interventions and unique objects; everything designed and created by themselves; a symbolic universe full of emotions that lead to a spiritual mood lost in time. Works conceived as totems that challenge functionality and form: latches that open secret trapdoors to higher states of consciousness, connected with mythology, ancient ceremonies, imaginary rites, sacred symbols and spirituality. Along this process, the conception, creation and evolution of each work resembles a ritual of exploration, of alchemy, of experimentation at their studio / laboratory with materials and forms until the pieces finally emerge. Their personal concerns join the influx of Seville, Andalusia and Spain; Its culture, art, folklore, technical processes and artistic tradition are present, mixed, assembled, fused in one way or another in each one of their pieces.

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Presenting “PROXIMITY”, a collection created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios. As a whole, the collection contemplates the notion of proximity, interconnection, and belonging. Whether through contemporary references to traditional crafts techniques; the use of locally sourced materials such as wool, lichen, steel, and wood; or playful visualisations of the notion itself, the selected pieces illustrate the importance of closeness, interconnection, and kinship in uncertain times. Featuring pieces by Andrea Santivanez, Andréason & Leibel, Ebba Lindgren, Förstberg Ling, Jóna Berglind Stefánsdóttir, Lab La Bla, Lisa Darland, Louise Hederström, Moa Lönn, and Studio M. Organised by Form/Design Center in Malmö, Sweden, Southern Sweden Design Days is an annual event currently in its second edition, which highlights sustainability, collaboration, development, and innovation in design. This year’s theme, as described by the event organisers, “[reflects] on the notion of being close – the connection between people, cities, countries, species, professions, etc”. The physical exhibition of “PROXIMITY” will take place at Lokstallarna, Södra Bulltoftavägen 51, 212 22 Malmö from 19 - 22 May 2022.