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CUMULO LIGHTING SCULPTURE

Cumulo is EWE Studio’s first chandelier lighting sculpture, a work that finds inspiration in cloud formations. Like its simile, it integrates glass and metal into a single floating structure, defying its own visual and spatial balance. The work’s sculptural character permits it to be positioned vertically or horizontally, allowing a 360º view in whichever space it inhabits. The intricate metal structure cages a series of blown glass bubbles with a smart lighting system that create subtle patterns of light.

SINCRETISMO

 

2022
BLOWN GLASS, METAL, LED LIGHTS
L160 x W70 X H60 cm
L63 x W27 1/2 H23 3/5 in
SERIES OF CUSTOM PIECES

 

Cumulo is made in partnership with Nouvel Studio, a pioneer in the design and production of blown glass with over 25 years of experience.

 
 

The Vertical and Horizontal Cumulo Lighting Sculpture, installed at ‘La Fábrica de Hielo’ for EWE’s 2023 Art Week exhibition.

 

The glass bubbles are blown within custom metal structures which constrain and inhibit the freedom of the glass. This method is derived from the ‘caged’ or imprisoned glass’ technique, a traditional glassworking method common in the town of Tonalá, Mexico, as well as the work of Felipe Derflingher in Cuernavaca. It involves creating cage-like metal structures which are then encased in a larger bubble of glass. This process inspired lead EWE to create three-dimensional forms through the interweaving of materials, resulting in a unique collection of lamps and lighting sculptures.

 

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