MILAN 2014: CITIZEN ‘Light is Time’ Chandelier

April 11, 2014
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Japanese watchmaker CITIZEN has created an impressive installation at La Triennale di Milano as part of Milan Salone. Developed by Tsuyoshi Tane of DGT Architects, a renowned Paris-based architect, together with CITIZEN’s in-house design team, the piece comprises 80,000 ‘main plates’ (the prime component part of all watches) suspended in mid air. Illuminated from above, the installation becomes a walk-through chandelier – a shower of components frozen in time.

The piece, inspired by the concept “Light is Time”, celebrates the technology that converts light into energy to power CITIZEN watches.

The installation features lighting and sound design by Yutaka Endo of LUFTZUG.