Ames Hotel installation by Studio Roso 18.01.10

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Studio Roso has completed a chandelier installation for the Ames Hotel in Boston, USA. Reminiscent of the boughs of a silver tree, its tiny metallic mirrors cast thousands of dappled reflections around the vault of the hotel lobby.

The installation is a variation of themes previously explored by Studio Roso's Sophie Nielsen and Rolf Knudsen in their "light" installation for Clarks shoes (icon 052, October 2007). Whereas that courtyard installation used thousands of similar mirrors to model a scaled-up effect of light rays shining through clouds of dust, this new interior work also plays on notions of historical luxury and organic form. The piece is both ornate, like an abstracted chandelier, and fractal-like: a crystalline branch.

The tiny mirrors sway gently, creating a dynamic effect that adds to the interest. At night, lights are directed into the field of mirrors, greatly multiplying the effect.

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Douglas Murphy

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The piece is both ornate, like an abstracted chandelier, and fractal-like: a crystalline branch

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