Using glass as an optical reservoir, the Nodules are handmade spherical lenses fused together in the making process to harness the natural physics of the material. A fiber optic light source delivers an intense white light from a remote point so that the relationship between the stem and Nodule is minimized and mysterious. The unique installations rise from the floor in clusters.
After the ‘liquid kristal’ installation for czech glass and crystal producer lasvit, last year, british designer ross lovegrove has continued to experiment with the material glass, using it as an optical reservoir. the ‘nodules’ are handmade spherical lenses, fused together while being formed to harness the natural physics of the material. intense white light is channeled from a remote fiber optic light to hide the stems of the spheres, making them seem to float in the air like clusters of bubbles. the installation has been featured in the ‘lasvit constellation’ exhibition during milan design week 2013.