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I would know
my shadow
and my light,
so shall I at last
be whole.

- A Child of Our Time, 1939      


Design Week

4 - 8 April

   Ditta Angelo Radaelli

  via Manzoni 16 - Milan

Child Studio presents a series of lighting objects, exploring the perception of reality and fantasy. 
The playful and surreal collection will be displayed in a historical flower shop ‘Ditta Angelo Radaelli’ in Brera district during Milan Design Week.  

The studio’s debut collection consists of sculptural lighting objects that play with the illusion of movement, exploring the perception of reality and fantasy. A series of glowing glass spheres appear to be sliding and rolling down the slanted geometric plinths, captured at a point of subtle balance, as if frozen in time. The precarious shapes were designed to create an assuming movement and optical illusion, building a sense of anticipation and suspense. When viewed from different angles, the object's shapes appear to change creating beyond-real three-dimensional effects.
The collection’s title 'In the Shadow of a Man' refers to a quote attributed to the Italian surrealist painter Giorgio De Chirico: 'There is much more mystery in the shadow of a man walking on a sunny day, than in all religions in the world.'

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