Once, antennas were prominent in cities, but after the large-scale construction of underground cable networks they disappeared from most European streets. Southern Europe, Italy in particular, is an exception. For Italian lighting designer Michela Bonzi antennas are not something nostalgic - they form an ordinary part of her daily surroundings. With this installation she brings antennas back from the South to Amsterdam. They have been transformed into sculptures that instead of emitting radio waves, emanate light, and are striking in their presence. At one time the most modern medium of its time, then a disused ‘rusty forest branch’, and finally an artwork.
length: 2,5 m
About Michela Bonzi
In her work, Italian light designer Michela Bonzi (1978) explores and experiments with the many different applications of light in an architectural, often urban context. She currently runs her own lighting design office Lucespazio in Switzerland since graduating in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 2005. She creates lighting-design projects as well as lamps and other interior products.