Tuesday, May 5, 2009

constance guisset.

my favorite of constance's designs, the vertigo light...read more about my reaction below the photos. the video is fabulous, you really should watch. you'll want one! "fiat lux is a lamp whose switch levitates when the light is on." "when the light is off, the switch is an autonomous sphere that can be stocked onto the lamp thanks to a magnet system." "the user becomes an illusionist by turning the lamp on, just by approaching the switch." "the lamp is lighting and the switch levitates till it is taken off by the user in order to turn off the light." i could curl up in this "dancing chair" all day long, couldn't you? tri3 contains your household trash while allowing you to store and separate your recyclables. i know it's just a trash can but i love this! "duplex is an acquarium/cage favouring an improbable encounter between a bird and a fish. the acquarium is thermoformed so as to create a space where the bird can fly at the same visual level as the fish." while i'm not a big fan of caging up birds, it did present an intriguing design and thought process anyway. very inventive. "funambule is a black cutlery collection whose elements can be assembled together to form a stable mobile, a table stabile." i happened upon french designer constance guisset and was immediately taken...she had me at vertigo. i'll explain... constance designs pieces, lighting and even trashcans in a magical, ethereal way. the february 2009 issue of arbitare magazine titled her as "constance in wonderland" further complimenting her by adding, 'french designer constance guisset brings back the magic into design." with that said... constance has created a light, called vertigo, which i dropped my jaw over. it hovers over you like a big floppy hat you'd wear to the kentucky derby, shining a warm glow over you, into your space, wrapping you up in it. no seriously, almost totally wrapping you up in it. creating a space of intimacy, the vertigo light is extremely light making it mobile to the rhythm of the air, it turns softly, "projecting an almost transparent graphic space between the floor and the ceiling." i've attached a video that truly captures the aura this light gives to you, surrounds you with. very cool! enjoy the creations of constance guisset, a new designer to you all? or am i trudging along having been one of the last to know? :)


Georgia B. said...

hi there! glad to be back happy to return to your wonderful posts!

what an innovative trash container!

Chris said...

Really cool finds. I know it's not in the same league (your stuff is way better, I'm sure), but it reminds me of Ikea, where I just went today. Very innovative and unique designs for simple things like flatware and lights.

Great post!

setyourselfonfire said...

ahhh the bird is beautiful xx