Organic sculpture and indoor lighting: 24 Lines is the first permanent installation of its kind. Designed by 1024 Architecture (Pierre Schneider and François Wunschel), it is an art installation serving as the entrance hall and café for the Art Centre La Panacée that opened last June in the middle of Montpellier.
24 Lines is an original work of art, a luminous and organic sculpture, bordering the different areas and functions of the art centre as well as offering a friendly environment conducive to meeting, discussion or a break. To implement this 40 meters long monumental canopy, were used oxidized steel pipes, bestow the “crafted” structure with very unusual aesthetics. The basic structure is covered with birch panels and punctuated with 24 flexible neon lights.
More than simply a source of light, this series of luminous lines modulates the atmosphere of the room and adapts to the rhythm and activities of the art centre, providing a luminous performance. The slower light sequences are reminiscent of an organic entity (murmurs, respiration) whilst faster ones are more dynamic, or even mechanical (beats, crackling).
1024 Architecture partnered with Ciguë to provide the furniture. that have had a special oxidative.
Photos by Brice Pelleschi.