SESTOSENSO installation is inspired by Bmw 6-Series Full-LED headlights

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 14, 2011

Paul Cocksedge’s SESTOSENSO installation, a celebration of light, is displayed in the FLOS Professional Space in Corso Monforte 15 until April 17. Cocksedge took his inspiration from the new BMW 6 Series, which is the first BMW to be fitted with Full-LED headlights – lauded for being an innovation in lighting technology.

The SESTOSENSO is seamless, it curves, and appears to be a white wall extension to the Flos showroom. It also features low-hanging red and white conical lamps.

Like BMW’s headlights, the light’s source is hidden and is guided through a transparent body, making the source invisible. Inside one of SESTOSENSO’s red lights, a video of the BMW 6 Series Coupe can be viewed on the white wall.

The company dramatically explains, “Through the light we see the car: through the car, we understand the light.” It also went on to say that the sculptural pieces “softly illuminate, stimulate and allow contemplation.”

For the special event, a hand-made Limited Edition of 66 SESTOSENSO light sculptures, which were designed by Paul Cocksedge Studio for Flos, was released in celebration of the ideal fusion of light, design and technology.

The bright white light that it provides makes sure that the roadway is illuminated uniformly. BMW said that this technique, which is serially used for the first time in the BMW 6 Series Coupe, successfully restages BMW design icons like the round headlamps and the taillights.

Press Release

BMW and FLOS present: SESTOSENSO, a luminary apparition by Paul Cocksedge

Sharing a passion for design, research, experimentation, aesthetic purity and technological innovation, BMW and FLOS have joined forces at Salone del Mobile 2011 to create, thanks to Paul Cocksedge’s talent, SESTOSENSO, a celebration of light. The installation can be visited in the FLOS Professional Space in Corso Monforte 15 from 12th to 17th April.

Inspired by the quality and beauty of light and the astonishing new BMW 6 Series, the first BMW with Full-LED headlights, Paul Cocksedge has erected a seamless, curving, white wall extension to the Flos showroom and low-hanging red and white conical lamps. As with the BMW headlights, the source of light remains hidden, only the light itself is guided through a transparent body, rendering the light source invisible and forever changing its qualities. The resultant, intensely soft light caresses, seduces all around.

Stepping inside one of the impressive SESTOSENSO red lights, a video of the BMW 6 Series Coupe reveals itself on the vast white wall. As if accessing a sixth sense, there is a hint of movement in the corner of the eye. Through the light we see the car: through the car, we understand the light.

The playful sculptural pieces softly illuminate, stimulate and allow contemplation. Cocksedge gives us elegant, 'functional brilliance'. A hand made Limited Edition of 66 SESTOSENSO light sculptures, designed by Paul Cocksedge Studio for Flos, is released for this special event, to celebrate the perfect fusion of light, design and technology.

The new BMW 6 Series Coupe presents itself as a sport car for connoisseurs who enjoy luxury and appreciate trailblazing technology. The adaptive Full-LED headlamps of the new BMW 6 Series Coupe are an innovation in the field of lighting technology. This innovative technique generates bright white light to assure an especially intensive and uniform illumination of the roadway. This technique, which is being serially deployed for the first time in the BMW 6 Series Coupe, facilitates an impressive restaging of BMW design icons such as the round headlamps and the taillights.

Topics: bmw, bmw 6-series

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