by ROSS LOVEGROVE
Ross Lovegrove explores the concept of oneness as an act of balance. The sculpture’s central convergence of points never truly connect, referring to the sense of disconnection expressed by so many – and at so many scales – around the world in very recent years. Designed during the ‘high quarantine’ period of 2020, Oneness’s blown glass technique takes the ultra-politicised breath as its literal and metaphorical terrain. The unequal near-convergence at the sculpture’s heart ‘cut through’ the breath which fills its void, thereby suggesting that while we all breathe the same air, for many across the divides of class, race and other intersectional realms of identification, this scientific reality is experienced more as political myth.
Oneness is a one-of-a-kind piece produced as a prototype for the Spirit of Resurgence exhibition in Venice Glass Week 2020.
Ø 300 × H 600 MM
Body | Blown Glass
Base | Marble
Ross Lovegrove is a designer and visionary whose work is at the very apex of stimulating a profound change in the physicality of our three-dimensional world. Inspired by the logic and beauty of nature his design possesses a trinity between technology, material science, and intelligent organic form. He has completed projects for Kartell, Ceccotti, Cappellini, Idee, Moroso, Luceplan, Driade, Peugeot, Apple Computers, Issey Miyake, Vitra, and many others.