Hypnos — Limited edition

infos

Hypnos — Limited edition

infos

HYPNOS

  • Self production
    Limited edition of 8 pieces
  • Date
    March 2019
  • Materials
    steel tube structure, mass coloured handmade ceramic piece (cone and plate), natural milled black sand, sanded glass light bulb, electronics and gearing.
  • Dimensions
    Structure 180 cm (h) x 165 cm (l)
    cone - 50 cm (h) x 25 cm (d)
    plate 35 cm (d)
  • Fairs and exhibitions
    Collectible Design Fair (Brussels, 2019)
    Beirut Design Fair (Beirut, 2019)
    Art Elysées (Paris, 2019)
First image
Hypnos is a kinetic light installation inspired by the sandman’s popular tale. It tells the passing of time and invites to the daydream.
Two elements composed the object, a sandblasted light bulb and a ceramic conical shape which contains black sand. Both of them are suspended at the endpoints of a thin steel rod.
When the sand slowly ows from the head of the cone, as an hour glass, the light gradually goes down and turns off. This gradation effect persists until the ow of the last grain of sand.
The seesaw movement intensifies the interaction between time and light thus questioning the notion of the switch, the daily act of turning off the light.