Pipe Light by Triptyque

Pipe Light is an installation on an abandoned house in São Paulo, Brazil by French-Brazilian architects Triptyque.


The project, part of a design show held at the property earlier this year, comprises metal tubing and lamps wrapped around the inside and outside of the building.


The installation was commissioned Houssein Jarouche, owner of the adjacent furniture and homeware store Micasa.


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Pipe Light - Triptyque

“I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products.” – Marcel Duchamp

The Pipe Light was created from the design of a product that was morphologically similar to a vegetable which invades and takes the parts of a house, as a creeping plant; thus role of a bridge between art and design.


But unlike its inspirational object – that make the process of photosynthesis -, the pipe light "feeds" of darkness for enlighten.


Not only that, the luminary also exposes the architectonic drawing which is occult between walls.


By means of the use of conduits and other previously existing industrial components, not modified, it proposes a discussion between functionality, aesthetics and artistic value.


This installation of Pipe Light was performed by the invitation of Houssein Jarouche - shop owner of Micasa with project signed by Triptyque – to acquire a house abandoned alongside his shop.


After receiving the project intervention of the studio 20.87, the house became the stage of an exhibition entitled "do outro lado do muro” (the other side of the wall), which had 19 expressive names in the field of art and design, national and international, between August 09 and September 06, 2008.


The exhibition raised a questioning about the actual problem of the creative process and stimulated a dialog between art and design, proposing a decrease of the boundaries between one and another.


The design of luminaries appeared for the first time in the project of the night club Museum and from then began to take life itself and has been processed into product to be edited in Micasa, with special projects by Wall Lamps.