The story behind the light
It all begins with pencil and paper. Advances through computer simulations. Models. All the way out to the final work of art.
Working on the lighting installations for the Four Seasons hotel in Seoul, we had the chance to show what’s there about us. We came up with several installations at once that in their own ways responded to and enhanced traditional Korean motifs. And, of course, the on-site installation.
The Crystal Calligraphy installation is perhaps the best way to illustrate the importance of a tension between a component and a whole. Individual pieces are sharp and toothy, literally threatening by their looks. Yet they harmonize with the whole in an elegant curve that may include their sharp edges but absorbs them, turning them into an arch.
We literally interwove the building with light. We even lit up the presidential suite with a special lighting installation, and several more lighting objects came into flower in the hotel’s vicinity.
Light in space
We felt like we were about to fit a diamond in a beautiful piece of jewellery. Firmly yet precisely, on the spot. On the very spot in the universe it rightfully belongs.