Grand-Hornu Pictures: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition



Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)Maija Holma Alvar Aalto Museum

Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photograph: (c)Maija Holma Alvar Aalto Museum

Belgium’s Grand-Hornu Photographs is dedicating its next exhibition to Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), 1 of the pioneers in the quest for remedies to perfect the lighting within buildings.

Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)Heikki Havas Alvar Aalto Museum

Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)Heikki Havas Alvar Aalto Museum

“A pioneer of organic style and an iconic figure of Scandinavian architecture and design and style, Alvar Aalto is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for current generations.” says Grand-Hornu Images. “Designed to be all-embracing art forms (gezamtkunstwerken), his tasks consist of furniture and lighting with a humanist spirit. It is his work on artificial lighting, meticulous investigations inspired by the subtle Nordic light that he was keen to consist of in his architectural operate, which Grand-Hornu Pictures has made a decision to explore in a lot more detail. The roots of this undertaking lie in a private assortment (numerous owners) containing much more than 100 pieces.”

Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)GHI Photo Serge Anton

Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)GHI Photograph Serge Anton

The exhibition is divided into 2 sections the initial is an installation, a walk across a pontoon suspending over water, in which Aalto’s creations hang and reflect their light, the 2nd, archive paperwork, photographs and drawings that describe the genesis of Aalto’s lights, their mechanics and their intrinsic hyperlinks with architecture.

Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)GHI Photo Serge Anton

Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photograph: (c)GHI Photo Serge Anton

“You can actually see the quality of the light, the chiaroscuro contrasts and reflections, in an experience created to remind us of the significance of nature in Alvar Aalto’s style and architecture. The complete exhibition exhibits the extent to which, taken out of their architectural context and working as isolated units, each light turns into a component of a spatial and contextual encounter.”

The exhibition, from February 9 to Could 4, 2014, presents 7 projects that have been selected to illustrate the emergence of Alvar Aalto’s most iconic lights, inside the all round context of his architectural perform.

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