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)
First image

Umbra is a kinetic sculpture inspired by the heavenly spectacle of a total eclipse. This phenomenon is the result of an extraordinary coincidence where laws of perspectives and celestial mechanics are merging.

During its ride and by the effect of its hand hammered disc, the object produces both shadow and light.
As a tribute to this fascinating chance, we have introduced an unanticipated running in the object. Ruled by a random sequence, the duration of the «eclipse» changes from a revolution to another and arises in an unpredictable way, according to the duration of 21st century’s total solar eclipses (between 1 min 38 sec and 6 min 39 sec).
Thus, through its functioning Umbra evolves within its own system and calls in a singular effect in our living spaces.