PANERAI LIGHTS UP DE­SIGN WEEK

AugustMan (Malaysia) - - Time Check -

At the 57th Mi­lan De­sign Week, Of­ficine Panerai brought light into La Triennale di Mi­lano with the hyp­notic in­stal­la­tion Light in the Dark­ness, fea­tur­ing Can­dela, the mas­ter­piece cre­ated by multi-dis­ci­plined British de­signer Felix de Pass, graphic de­signer Michael Mont­gomery and ce­ram­i­cist Ian McIn­tyre. The in­stal­la­tion of­fered a new per­spec­tive on the con­cept of time and light with ref­er­ence to Panerai’s time­keep­ing ca­pac­ity and the watches’ lu­mi­nes­cent prop­er­ties, in­cor­po­rated since the start in re­sponse to the de­mands of the Royal Ital­ian Navy. Can­dela con­sists of a slowly ro­tat­ing cir­cu­lar frame­work sus­pended above the gallery floor, with its disc pass­ing through a con­cen­trated dis­charge of light that fades lit­tle by lit­tle, made pos­si­ble through the mar­riage of ana­logue and dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies us­ing ma­te­ri­als with light-cre­at­ing prop­er­ties. Form­ing part of the in­stal­la­tion were Panerai’s iconic Sub­mersible watches, in­clud­ing the Tron-es­que 1950 Car­botechTM 3 Days Au­to­matic. To re­in­force its long­stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with the world of de­sign, Panerai has do­nated Can­dela to the Triennale as a per­ma­nent ex­hibit.

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