“The magic of a kaleidoscope that strikes us with unexpected shapes and colours and amazes us as we gaze through the little hole – like when we were children – that leads to the intrinsic, hidden concept of infinity. This is how I tried to render this concept, in which light plays an important part, material. I wanted to give the spectator the chance to experience what it is like to be inside a giant kaleidoscope, where he finds himself in an environment reflected into infinity, with dancing lights, a metamorphosis of images and direct and broken multiple sounds. Choreography with suggestive rhythms that creates an atmosphere to remind us of the magic of that little hole and takes us back to childhood”. Vicente Garcia Jimenez.
Infinity. A gigantic kaleidoscope designed by Vicente Garcia Jimenez, which multiplied images of the Foscarini collection endlessly, welcomed inside and fascinated visitors to Fuorisalone 2009, involving them in a unique multi-sensory experience.
ADI – the Association for Industrial Design – has chosen “Infinity” as one of the best installation projects of 2009. The spectacular event at Fuorisalone 2009 is now a part of the ADI Design Index 2010.
The International jury of the XXII Compasso d’Oro Award, directed by Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis, awarded the project ’Infinity’ with Honorable Merit.
The awarding of the Compasso d’Oro 2011 was held on July 12 at ‘La Pelanda’ in the MACRO Testaccio Museum in Rome. Established in 1954, ADI Compasso d’Oro Award is the oldest and most influential international design award.
Location: Temporary Museum for New Design / Superstudiopiu / Milan Design Week / Italy
Project: Vicente Garcia Jiménez
Video work: Massimo Gardone
Sound design: Francesco Morosini