This project was initiated by Toshiba, a corporate citizen of planet Earth, wanting to create a light installation featuring LED lights at Milano Salone 2011, the world’s largest design trade fair. DGT was Toshiba’s partner for their installation for this year’s Salone. The intervention venue took place in Cortile di Via Savon, in a context that was built over a century ago. In the ruins of a building that has been a witness to the history of Milano. It was only after gaining a thorough understanding of the building that DGT considered how this site could be imbued with greater values through creativity and technology into a unique experience of light. A “Light that exists nowhere but there”.
Architect: DGT, Paris
Lighting design: Izumi Okayasu, Tokyo
Technical adviser: Masafumi Shinoda (Tamon), Tokyo
Producer: ADK, Tokyo
Contractor: Xilografia, Milan
Water system: Bellrx, Tokyo
Video: Francesco Niki Takehiko, Milan