During the Salone del Mobile 2015, from the 14th till the 19th April, Milan will play host to a great installation-event opened to the entire city: “Favilla. To Every Light a Voice”. Designed by the architect Attilio Stocchi, Favilla is a story and an exploration of the essence of light. A Light no more merely considered as a means of illuminating things, but as the bringer of its own revelation, as a person, with its states of mind and its voice.
Designed to celebrate 2015, proclaimed the International Year of Light and Light- Based Technologies by UNESCO, chiming perfectly with Euroluce, Favilla is concealed in a large “black box” inside which light is intensified like in a crystal, producing stunning effects. Following a journey mapped out inside this box, visitors will be treated to an immersive experience devoted to light, associated each time with a particular sound, discovering a deeper internal world that generates wonder.
The structure of Favilla reflects the one of the greek tragedies, with a prologue, “Dixit Deus fiat lux et lux facta est” (“And God said “Let there be light,” and there was light”) and an epilogue. In between four epeisodia (episods) will illustrates the four ways in which light travels: rectilinear propagation, diffraction, reflection and refraction, revealing the wave-corpuscle duality of light. Four stasima/intermezzo, instead, will show the “vital declinations” of these technical characteristics in the natural world, as sunrays, chlorophyll and photosynthesis or rainbows.
“Favilla. To every light a voice” is a great comeback for Attilio Stocchi, who has previously curated two stellar events for the Salone del Mobile, The Arbour in 2011 and skybook in 2012.
Text by Gabriele Masi.