by ATELIER OЇ
Often called sun dogs or mock suns, parhelia are atmospheric optical phenomena comprising a bright spot flanking one or both sides of the Sun, caused by the refraction of light in airborne ice crystals. Parhelia by atelier oï takes an original glass form and subdivides it into inverted segments. Mobile light elements above replicate the curious parhelic circle light effects – halos – which have long confounded meteorologists, philosophers and poets for centuries.
Limited edition of “one of one.”
atelier oï was founded in 1991 in La Neuveville, Switzerland, by Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis, and Patrick Reymond. The name oï, derived from the Russian word ‘troïka’, a team of three, conveys the dynamism and holistic energy generated by a trio. atelier oï is the result of an alliance rooted in humanity and art alike. The founders’ deep involvement with architecture, design, and naval construction, as well as the encounter with charismatic personalities such as Alberto Sartoris and Ettore Sottsass, have shaped atelier oï’s philosophy.