Monumental ephemerality by Objects of Common Interest

The inflatable installation Standing Stones at ADAM museum in Brussels reinterprets the archaic culture of the Cyclades Islands with contemporary materials.

Monumental and ephemeral structures, primitive and contemporary transparent rocks: these are the installations designed by Objects of Common Interest for the ADAM Design Museum in Brussels, which are on show until 27 September 2020.

Inspired by the archaic culture of the Cyclades Islands and the work of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampou, a duo working between Athens and Brussels, design monolithic shapes using translucent materials and mirrors. Their Standing Stones are therefore both heavy and light, simple and sophisticated.

Together with the installations is the series of Opal Bent Stools that, arranged in a circle, invite reflection and debate. The twelve semi-transparent and iridescent seats are seemingly melt acrylic blocks rested atop two posts, creating elementary and monolithic pieces.

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