DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN “LUMEN” BY A. LANGE&SÖHNE


Kayserstudio has been invited to a daytrip for the presentation of A. Lange & Söhne´s the new DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN “Lumen” - a watch that is not only a precise little machine to measure time but an object with a visual presence and unlimited facets depending on the surrounding light. The launch at Solo Office, Cretas, Spain was accompanied by an interesting discussions between architectural and design experts about the links between timepieces, architecture, design and light. 

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To emphasize the special features of the new timepiece, Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis created a pyramidal-shaped structure that, while allowing to know the time of day, is sensitive to light. Located in the middle of Solo Office’s garden, the piece offers endless nuances and colors influenced by light and by the environment, which it is at the same time modified by them. 

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After graduating from the Design Academy of Eindhoven in 2011, Marcelis began working as an independent designer within the fields of product, installation and spacial design with a strong focus on materiality. Her work is characterised by pure forms which highlight material properties. Marcelis applies a strong aesthetic point of view to her collaborations with industry specialists. This method of working allows her to intervene in the manufacturing process, using material research and experimentation to achieve new and surprising visual effects for projects both showcased in galleries and commissioned by commercial clients. She considers her designs to be true sensorial experiences and not simple static works: the experience becomes the function, with a refined and unique aesthetic. 

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The venue is a work by architects OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen.