Picture from the exhibition at the Maison et Objet show in Paris. In front: 5 stone floor lamp (polymer foam tubes with inlayed rattan stripes) In back: Chrysalis sky floor lamp (stainless steel base with round lamp shade made of silk cocoons. www.udogangl.com
Eight thousend miles of home. This exhibition piece consists of around twelve thousend (12,000!) silkworm cocoons assembled on a hand-soldered wire matrix, the whole incorporated with light. Each cocoon contains two thirds of a mile of silk filament, so that the total displayed in the installation equals eight thousand miles. The form of the piece, one half of a figure of eight, echoes the movement a silkworm makes three hundred thousand times in creating its cocoon.