Forest of Reflection, Fuorisalone 2022

LocationMilan, Italy
ProjectCalico Wallpaper, AB Concept and NUDE Glass
Light planningMBLD in collaboration with Mesh Lighting ltd
Interior designAccapiu (h+)
PhotoAlessio Tamborini

L&L Luce&Light was the technical sponsor of the artistic installation “Forest of Reflection”, which was part of Fuorisalone during Milan Design Week 2022. This immersive landscape, inspired by the mountain ranges of Japan, was created to promote the launch of a remarkable new wallpaper collection by Calico Wallpaper, with the collaboration of AB Concept.

The exhibition also saw the participation of NUDE Glass, an international contemporary glass design brand, and interior design studio Accapiu (h+) in the interior design. The installation was exhibited at the ProjectB Gallery in the heart of Milan.

Visitors were transported from one of Milan’s busiest areas to a spellbinding walk through the ever-changing coniferous forest of Karuizawa, Japan, made up of colourful and complex micro-seasons. Day and night scenes were presented in two rooms, each dedicated to a different panorama.

“Forest of Reflection” is an atmospheric work that offered a moment of serenity and stillness in an otherwise hectic week. The space induced a sense of wellbeing by engaging all five senses – grassy floors, handblown glass lamps grouped in clusters, and graceful printed semi-transparent backdrops guided visitors to the central Nest bar, where they were welcomed by a cocktail created for the occasion by award-winning mixologist Remy Savage.

The Japanese Alps decorated the space and conveyed a majestic, dreamlike landscape. Their mesmerising qualities were captured in images from different perspectives that were reproduced in translucent screens hanging from the ceiling as they transformed into clouds, light, snow and fog, demonstrating the life cycle of a forest. To heighten the sensory experience, Ginko 3.0, 4000K, 15W outdoor projectors were installed on the floor and ceiling, fitted with 48° sharp optics and a shadow-effect filter that recreates the natural dappled effect of light shining through foliage.

In anthracite and jasper green, colours developed specially for landscape design, these outdoor projectors helped to bring the outside inside, illuminating subtle lines and the delicate shades of plants and trees with soft, luminous hues, and inviting visitors to explore the rest of the exhibition. Light and its interaction with the landscape was an essential element in the installation’s development.

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