Light Shelters

Light Shelters

2021

Istituto Europeo di Design

Istituto Europeo di Design

‘Hatch’ eggshell lighting pendant was chosen by the Istituto Europeo di Design to be presented at the Dubai Design Week exhibition ‘Light Shelter.’ Together with fashion and textile design by Andra Handric Studio ‘ASSEMBLAGE 2.0’, the two projects were brought together under the overarching themes of ‘sustainability, lightness & fragility’ created by Giovanni Ottonello, art director of IED for the inaugural exhibition. Yellowdot created an installation of six lighting pendants for this occasion.

HATCH by Yellowdot chooses the light and fragility of an eggshell. It is a ceiling pendant light created from eggshells collected. The extremely thin eggshell diffuser is arranged carefully by hand and bonded with resin. Assembled with a craftsman’s attitude, it becomes a new material for creating luminous effects.

ASSEMBLAGE 2.0 by Andra Handric takes us into the world of fashion and textile design. An installation that highlights the protection-fragility binomial of this moment to make us reflect on ourselves as well. “The cloth is a shelter, a protective layer under which mystery regains value through countless ways of interaction with the wearer. We are seeking to challenge the boundaries between the piece of clothing as a disposable object and a piece of art”.

IED Istituto Europeo di Design has always believed in young talents, and its objective is to support and follow them in their design process. The two selected projects are a perfect balance of passion, creativity, and protection of an ecosystem. Knowledge of new materials, upcycling and decluttering enter into our future because it is our duty to give a future to the next generations.

Light Shelters
8 -12 November 2021
Dubai Design District d3, pavilion 3, R02

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