MAD Presents “Pingtan” Lamp at Milan Design Week 2018

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Light, both in nature and in architecture, is a sign of life.

Originally conceived as a museum, MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, re-interprets the vision of the large-scale Pingtan Art Museum into a dynamic small-scale lighting object for Italian lighting company Artemide. The Pingtan Art Museum, one of MAD’s most iconic museum designs, represents a long-lasting earthscape in water: the sea, the beach, the oasis and the slope all interconnect with each other, forming a harmonious capacious space with the mountains in the distance. Recalling the experience of natural elements that blend together, the abstract, organic design of the lamp has been rescaled down to a transparent shell whose curves have been modelled to create an illuminated landscape.

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“Pingtan” has been imagined to bring that same emotion and energy found in nature into the interior space. Coming alive with a slight and gradual glow, it creates a poetic ambiance within the indoor environment. 

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