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.