by GWENAEL NICOLAS – CURIOSITY
The human mind, as a realm of the sublime, is explored by Gwenael Nicolas in Memory Shield. This round sculpture, punctuated by thousands of smaller round forms, plays with the inherent synecdochic tension in parts and sums. Evoking the piecemeal composition of the mind as the aggregation of distinct individual memories, Memory Shield’s eternally extending circularity also reflects on how we conceptualise the infinite in a finite entity.
Limited edition of 8 units + 2 Prototypes + 2 Artist Proof.
Ø 1200 x 100 mm lens curvature
Cast glass module, metal holder, metal spot light
MODULE | Silver Leaf Crystal
HOLDER | Black
SPOT LIGHT | Polished Chrome
GWENAEL NICOLAS – CURIOSITY
Gwenael Nicolas was born in France and has lived and worked in Japan for over 20 years. In 1998 he co-founded the design studio Curiosity which is involved in product design, interior and architecture. Curiosity has since worked on projects for brands such as Issey Miyake, Fendi, Versace, Louis Vuitton, and Dolce & Gabbana. His work has earned Nicolas several awards, including being honoured with the Ku/Kan prize, Japan’s most prestigious prize for interior design.