Umbra — Limited edition

infos

Umbra — Limited edition

infos

UMBRA

  • Self production
    Limited edition of 8 pieces
  • Date
    March 2020
  • Materials
    steel structure, in balanced hand hammered aluminium disc, 12V halogen light bulb, stepper motor, microcontroller unit, electronics.
  • Dimensions
    Structure 120 cm (l) x 70 cm (h)
    Disc - Ø 45cm
  • Fairs and exhibitions
    Collectible Design Fair (Brussels, 2020)
    Conversations - Éditions du côté (Biarritz, 2020)
    Cosmos - CID Grand Hornu (Mons, fall 2021)
First image

Umbra is a kinetic sculpture inspired by the heavenly spectacle of a total eclipse.
The perfect superposition of the moon on the sun can only be observed from the Earth. By this unique chance, we expect, live and contemplate the total eclipse as an exceptional event, a real show.

Through its movement, Umbra produces both light and shadow.

When the mobile starts its ride, the hammered aluminum disc moves under the lamp, temporarily obscuring the light beam and shading the ground. At the same time and by reversal, the light is reflected against the hammered surface thus triggering a reflection effect on the ceiling.

Ruled by a random sequence, the duration of the rotation changes from a cycle to another and can be achieved in about five minutes as well as one hour.
The «eclipse effect» happens at different moments, by the random of its rotations. Thus, through its functioning Umbra evolves within its own system and calls in a singular effect in our living spaces.