ion, (meaning ‘going’ in Greek), continues the studio’s research into shapes inspired by the rings of Jupiter, which originally produced the Jupiter vase (September 2019); brass within an arrangement of solid, parallel carved marble rods, each echoing the other’s arc.
“For this year’s edition of LDF, I especially wished to capture a sense of optimism through my design” adds Lara Bohinc. “Futurism implies movement, glorifies modernity, and seeks a departure from antiquity – through evolution, revolution, or disruption. I explored new forms inspired by the Jupiter vase, to find new ways for the parallel rings to rupture away from their true concentric forms, to become movement and light.”
With ion, Lara Bohinc applies this form to concepts of modern lighting, in which parallel rods expressing Jupiter’s rings are reinterpreted as solid cylindrical beams of light. The contemporary designs by Studio Bohinc embody the idea of two light rays, captured in time, as they emanate from their corresponding metal expressions. The resulting forms are simultaneously familiar and yet futuristic.
The futuristic ion collection by Studio Bohinc is presented within the fictional context of an alternative future, in which nature retakes its hold on our world. Deserted cities and houses are overgrown by tropical plants. The result of this product design creations entwines the inside with the outside, signifying nature’s irrepressible desire for growth.