Flos’ “Wallpiercing” at Chicago’s Art Institute

Art & Design

FLOS, the gorgeous, internationally-known Italian lighting company, has announced that the Wallpiercing installation by New York-based artist and designer Ron Gilad will be in the upcoming exhibition, “Rethinking Typologies: Architecture and Design from the Permanent Collection” at the Art Institute of Chicago from March 3 – July 29, 2012. Wallpiercing, designed by Gilad in 2010, was acquired last year as part of the Art Institute’s permanent collection as a gift from Flos.

Wallpiercing, this awesomely cool adaptive lighting system for vertical surfaces, is a part of Flos’ Soft Architecture collection. “The ring-shaped light offers a range of graphic and lighting effects when grouped in multiple units; by linking these units together the user is able to create a customizable collage that spans any desired length or height. LED light sources produce a diffused, luminous effect in a range of colors and intensities, altering the appearance and mood of any environment. The lamps, which are seamlessly submerged into the wall using a one-of-a-kind installation method unique to Flos, are housed within a cast-aluminum and polycarbonate shell.”

Wow wow wee! More pictures below. And of course, you can find many of Flos’ awesome and innovative lighting designs on 2Modern!

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