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Twice Light by Foscarini

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Twice as Twiggy at Foscarini Spazio Soho. © Gianluca Vassallo.

New York Design Week is all about social for Foscarini. The famous italian lighting design brand has committed a new photo/art project to Gianluca Vassallo, an italian photographer from Sardinia.

Twice Light (this the name of the project) aims at creating small temporary communities by inviting two strangers to come together for a moment under the new oversize version of the classic Twiggy lamp designed by Marc Sadler back in 2006. The strangers, men and women, children and pets, stare into each others eyes under the Twice as Twiggy lamp so that the photographer can capture the very moment in which they start to connect right after the first instants of awkwardness.

The project travelled around New York during the week and stopped at Central Park, Washington Square, Chelsea, Coney Island and Soho. You can head here to discover all the pictures and locations together with a diary of the artist about his touring around the city.


// La Design Week di New York è tutta social per Foscarini. Il noto design brand italiano di illuminazione ha infatti commissionato un nuovo progetto foto/artistico a Gianluca Vassallo, un fotografo originario della Sardegna.

Twice Light, questo il nome del progetto, mira a creare delle piccole comunità temporanee invitando due sconosciuti ad unirsi sotto la nuova versione oversize della lampada Twiggy, un classico Foscarini disegnato da Marc Sadler nel 2006. Gli sconosciuti, uomini e donne, bambini e animali domestici, guardandosi negli occhi si incontrano sotto la lampada Twice as Twiggy, e lì l’artista si impegna a cogliere l’esatto momento in cui i due iniziano ad entrare in sintonia, abbandonando l’iniziale imbarazzo.

Il progetto si è spostato in giro per New York durante tutta la settimana fermandosi a Central Park, Washington Square, Chelsea, Coney Island e Soho. Qui potete trovare tutte le foto e le relative location insieme ad un diario scritto da Gianluca con i suoi pensieri sul progetto e sulla città.

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Twice Light project flyer.

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Twice as Twiggy at Foscarini Spazio Soho. © Gianluca Vassallo.

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Twice as Twiggy at Foscarini Spazio Soho. © Gianluca Vassallo.

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Twice as Twiggy in Central Park. © Gianluca Vassallo.

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Twice as Twiggy at Washington Square. © Gianluca Vassallo.

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Twice as Twiggy in Chelsea. © Gianluca Vassallo.

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Twice as Twiggy at Greene Street. © Gianluca Vassallo.

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Twice as Twiggy at Union Square. © Gianluca Vassallo.

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Twice as Twiggy at Union Square. © Gianluca Vassallo.


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