MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong presented the installation "Momentum" in the main atelier of Milan Design Week 2023, in collaboration with Interni and AXA IM ALTS.
Momentum seeks to freeze the moment of art creation, with the simplest cube is used as a carrier to undertake different forms of art expression. Momentum, exhibited during the Salone del Mobile, hopes to evoke the solidification and refinement of time with this form.
In the daytime, Momentum’s skin reflects the surrounding environment of the courtyard of Statale University, becoming a forever-changing art form of its own. As night falls, and the installation turns transparent and ethereal, the lighting inside illuminates a new character.
During this, MAD's fifth participation in Milan Design Week, the works brought have been accompanied by a breakthrough of boundaries and the integration of diverse arts. With the end of the COVID pandemic, we’ve placed more consideration on communication and the interchange of multiculturalism. Past work includes Invisible Border 2016, Fifth Ring 2018, Freedom 2021, and Dynamik Chair & Thread Chair 2022.
Invisible Border, 2016 Milan Design Week
Fifth Ring, 2018 Milan Design Week
Freedom, 2021 Milan Design Week
Material: P.A.T.I. ETFE polymer
Dimensions: 8m * 8m * 12.5m
Design team: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano, Andrea D’Antrassi
Partner with: Interni, AXA IM ALTS
Engineering: Maco Technology srl, Roberto Maffei
Light Design: Luce & Light
Motion Designer: Studio AIRA
Fog Effect: Nephos
Images: Moreno Maggi, Matteo Vercelloni