the attempted domestication of neon
Showing at : Salone del Mobile, Satellite. booth D - 30. April 4-9. Fiera Milano
Neon, Krypton and Argon are each "noble gases" in Group 18 of the periodic table.
People have preconceived notions about neon: that it belongs outside, that it needs a big transformer box to make it work, and for sure it has an insalubrious reputation thanks to shop signs and XXX clubs.
To tame it, to bring it inside, to domesticate it - at least in part - I focused on the apparatus needed to make it work - using 3D modelling to minimize the space necessary - and then for the color, I worked in a glass studio bending glass over an open flame and experimenting with numerous gases and powders - from garish orange to petticoat pink.
Made in Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY.
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