Ferruccio Laviani Distorts Proportions in Foscarini’s Spazio Soho
What is reality and what is illusion? Ferruccio Laviani wants us to contemplate these abstractions while exploring his psychedelic installation in Foscarini’s Spazio Soho during New York Design Week. “To create something from nothing is in itself an illusion; to give it volume, to make it physical, is an illusion,” said Laviani.
Laviano envisioned the Alice-in-Wonderland-esque space to challenge our sense of proportion—an ideal setting to showcase Foscarini’s new extra-large releases of well-known pendants Big Bang, Spokes, and Twiggy, specifically for the contract market. A vibrant kaleidoscopic array of multicolored angular shapes that covers the walls, ceiling, and floor adds a sense of wonder to their popular pendants, which loom overhead among their smaller counterparts and historical cast-iron pillars. Consider it a blissful clash of personalities—a union made all the more dramatic by bold statements from all sides.