Astrid Krogh’s Fiber Optic Night Light

Whether it’s natural or artificial, Astrid Krogh can’t resist light, and her optic-fiber moon is a perfect synergy between the two. Using light-infused textiles (a medium that she largely pioneered), Krogh designed a glistening, phantom-gold globe whose subtle shifts in color mimic a pulsing orb in the night sky. Titled Mare Tranquilitatis, or “Sea of Tranquility”, Krogh’s glints of light reference the lunar “seas” in the Tranquillitatis basin on the moon—the site of the Apollo 11 Eagle’s first landing and Neil Armstrong’s very first steps in space.

On view at Galerie Maria Wettergren, Design Miami/ Basel 2013 - Design Galleries, Booth G04, June 11th – 16th.  

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