Vincent van Duysen’s sculptural staging for FLOS
Floss’ recent installation at the Light & Building fair impressed with both the Infrastructure collection by Vincent van Duysen as well as its staging – also designed by van Duysen. Designed to create a dialogue between light and architecture, in a color palette of grey, whites and blacks, the stand breathes sensuality and emotion by displaying different textures and lighting modules.
The environment (measuring about 700 sqm.) was conceived to highlight the new indoor and outdoor ranges and to demonstrate how the collection of light fixtures relates to architecture. Van Duysen’s design takes on a very sculptural and architectural approach, the concept of which is based on the fundaments of strict, linear, and architectural style. Ornament-less corridors and walk-through spaces are created using thick monochrome walls and roof structures, surrounding a void created in the center of the stand. The material pallet has been reduced to an absolute minimum and essence to keep the main focus on all light fixtures and fittings of the Infra-Structure collection that was designed by van Duysen for Flos.
A reduced and essential pallette keeps the main focus on all light fixtures and fittings
The Infra-Structure collection reinterprets a typical Bauhaus design language. It exposes a tubular structure with an industrial aesthetic, a network of light within space. Rhythm and sequences express architectural composition. The wide range of directional LED luminaries and pendants is composed of a 24V track using the Flos exclusive magnetic technology for power distribution and installation. It is surface mounted as a grid, offering endless possibilities and combinations by placing single or multiple parallel modular lines.
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