Furniture: Patricia Urquiola coats furniture with an iridescent sheen
By employing an iridescent multi-chromatic finish, Patricia Urqiola adds an ethereal element to her ‘Shimmer’ series, which was presented at the Salone del Mobile 2015.
The tables, consoles and shelves designed for Glas Italia transform themselves when exposed to various light sources or when viewed from a variety of angles.
Refracted hues and tones give the impression of transparency and density, changing based on the viewing position.
Each unit is constructed from laminated glass glued together at intersecting planes, which cause their profiles and compositions to change drastically when seen from different perspectives.
The shelf, for example, appears to intersect, yet is actually formed by individually glued parts. The ‘Shimmer’ series features rounded corners — both with curved bases for tables and semi-circular shapes for shelf edges.