by ATELIER OЇ
Éos, a work inspired by encroaching lava, takes its form from the transitionary moment when molten magma becomes igneous stone – liquid to solid – once lava reaches the planet’s surface. Inspired by the Gaia hypothesis which proposes that all organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings and thereby co-create a synergistic, self-regulating system to provide the bedrock for life, glass pieces are shaped by gravity to create the illusion of liquid on the brink of overflowing – spilling into being.
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.