Homo multifunctional wall sculpture by Grigory Gorkovenko

Homo multifunctional wall sculpture by Grigory Gorkovenko

VDF products fairMore than 50 glass spheres and hemispheres make up the Homo wall sculpture by Russian designer Grigory Gorkovenko, which can function as a clock, light and vase.

The sprawling fixture, which can span up to three metres, is made up of individual, modular components that can be alternated to transform the piece into a chandelier, a vertical flower display, or a combination of the two.

The multi-coloured glass is fitted onto a metal skeleton to form a radiating shape around the central clock module, which features a ceramic face and hands.

Each of these elements was handmade by a team of sculptors, glassblowers and ceramicists over the course of six months.

Reminiscent of Russian avant-garde paintings, the piece's vibrant coloured surfaces bend and reflect the light to create the illusion of peering into a kaleidoscope.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the design's precarious assemblage of individual elements also serves as a wider metaphor, according to Gorkovenko.

"For me personally Homo is not a single person but a symbol of the whole of humanity," he said.

"Each of us alone is fragile and sensitive. But united we become a great power, which is able to face any challenge or crisis. That is the main homo sapien superpower and it's our hope for the future.”

Product: Homo
Designer:  Grigory Gorkovenko
Contact address: rim_arch@mail.ru
Instagram: @gorkovenko_design

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