ObeliskMontreal 2019-2021 (Ongoing)
Oak wood with a waxed Shou sugi ban finish, 3D printed transparent PLA, Led strips
Obelisk is a lamp project that hopes to apply some of the teachings of Ettore Sottsass and Achile Castiglioni. Most notably, Sottsass’s views on wonder and design.
“We simply (need) to open our eyes and wander through phenomena like children. I believe that if we could put an approach like this into practice, with true patience, instead of always trying to understand, possess and control, we might even manage to have a different kind of industry.” (2003)
In an attemp to break regularity and offer more playful options, Obelisk hopes to change our interactions with light and its effects on our surroundings through a very tactile approach.