Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Grand-Hornu Photos: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition


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Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)Maija Holma Alvar Aalto Museum


Belgium’s Grand-Hornu Images is dedicating its next exhibition to Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), one particular of the pioneers in the quest for options to ideal the lighting inside buildings.


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Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)Heikki Havas Alvar Aalto Museum


“A pioneer of organic style and an iconic figure of Scandinavian architecture and design and style, Alvar Aalto is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for present generations.” says Grand-Hornu Images. “Designed to be all-embracing art forms (gezamtkunstwerken), his projects consist of furnishings and lighting with a humanist spirit. It is his perform on artificial lighting, meticulous investigations inspired by the subtle Nordic light that he was keen to consist of in his architectural operate, which Grand-Hornu Images has decided to discover in a lot more detail. The roots of this project lie in a private collection (numerous owners) containing far more than 100 pieces.”


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Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)GHI Photo Serge Anton


The exhibition is divided into two sections the first is an installation, a stroll across a pontoon suspending over water, in which Aalto’s creations hang and reflect their light, the second, archive documents, images and drawings that describe the genesis of Aalto’s lights, their mechanics and their intrinsic hyperlinks with architecture.


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Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)GHI Photo Serge Anton


“You can actually see the quality of the light, the chiaroscuro contrasts and reflections, in an expertise made to remind us of the significance of nature in Alvar Aalto’s design and architecture. The complete exhibition shows the extent to which, taken out of their architectural context and functioning as isolated units, every single light becomes a element of a spatial and contextual expertise.”


The exhibition, from February 9 to Could 4, 2014, presents 6 projects that have been selected to illustrate the emergence of Alvar Aalto’s most iconic lights, inside the general context of his architectural operate.


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