An homage to light: Sottovoce by Huub Ubbens

When someone comes up with a new idea for the LED Light Exhibition Design, you would expect to actually see some light – related pieces, or, at least, some actual use of light.

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But instead of giving you the satisfaction of seeing that, the Dutch designer Huub Ubbens chose not to use the same old cliché ideas and to present to the public something completely unexpected.. He designed four big, matt – black cones. Inside each one of them there is a one person space where you can listen to 20 minutes texts, recited by Italian actors.

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All 5 essays are meant to make you think about light. Instead of simply showing it to you, this creation is addressed to the intellectual side of the human being. And the design is perfect for this.The intimacy that the darkness induces inside the cones creates the perfect ambient to concentrate on the message of the essays. The atmosphere also emphasizes the meaning of the words and invites you to let your imagination run free. 20 minutes in there are enough to make you meditate about the profound aspects of life.