“Skywalkers” is a collaboration between Czech artists Tadeáš Podracký and Markéta Kratochvílová. Inspired by baroque science, their suite of delicate futuristic lighting objects functions both as meditation on materials and a speculation about the future—part art deco, part C-3PO.
“Each lighting unit represents parts of cosmic vehicles and modules that are used for the exploration of the universe,” they explain. The lamps’ materials—shiny golden steel and transparent, cut glass—create a surreal light effect based on the idea of survival outside of planet Earth. They are conceived as a set so that their designs and personalities reinforce and reflect on one another.