MAY 4 – 8 || SKYLIGHT CLARKSON SQ || NYC
.exnovo Louie lamps will be part of Capture installation at 2016 Collective Design Fair: the suspended lamps, design by David Nosanchuk, will represent – together with the wallpapers the American designer design for Flavor Paper– a reconnaissance of architecture and art in New York City and in Rome.
Situated within the entry hall of the Collective Fair, ‘Capture’ combines the installation of the “Super Series” kaleidoscopic wallpapers based on Nosanchuk’s photographs of art and architecture, for Flavor Paper, with his most recent work, “Louie”, a 3D printed pendant derived from a laser mapping of a cornice detail of Louis Sullivan’s Bayard-Condict building in NYC, designed for .exnovo.
Realized with .exnovo, brand leader in the realization of decorative lighting with 3D printing technologies, Louie is an heterogeneous and intriguing set of lines and points that celebrates innovation, design and architectural history. Inspired by Nosanchuk’s love of late 20th century American architecture, Louie is born from a 3D scan of the Facade of the Bayard Condict Building, Louis Sullivan’s (father of modern architecture and known for his words “form follows function”) first skyscraper and only NYC work. After laser mapping the building, Nosanchuk selected an ornate cornice element above the entry arch to explore it as a hanging light. Selecting a scanned element from the building facade, Nosanchuk converted the scanning map into a printable tracery that was a form and a skin, yielding an object full of lightness from one of stone.
The final prototype of Louie recently debuted at the Triennale di Milano’s “New Craft” exhibition this Spring. Following, “Louie” was showcased at Fuorisalone and was named one of the ten best of Salone 2016.
‘Capture’ is an ongoing theme in Nosanchuk’s work. It’s a celebration of the past. It’s a search for meaning in a past expression. The act of recording and remaking through the employment of technology and craft, provides a series of narratives that can be experienced through time rather than reflected by a singular moment.