Zodiac Lighting asked 28 designers from Hong Kong to reinterpret the Mayfair lamp from Vibia in honour of the firm’s 28th anniversary. Entitled Connect, Create, Collaborate, the exhibition was held at Comix Home Base throughout November, where the anniversary celebration coincided with the unveiling of the lamps.
Designers such as Jessica Fong from agnes B; Jack Cheung from I.T Apparels; Kevin Lim from openUU and Zodiac Lighting’s own William Chow took part in the event. A number of studios also collaborated on pieces, including M-9 Design Co and ARTTA Concept Studio.
To sustain the traditional architectural design of the venue, the exhibition integrated the lighting art pieces with the interior design of the space. To allow visitors to engage with the uniqueness of each lighting project, each of the pieces was assigned an individual space with unique lighting effects to help the audience catch the essence of the idea.
Pieces ranged in concept and many stuck with the minimal form of the original lamp’s design. Other designers gave the product a whole new look by adding or subtracting from it, utilising a range of materials and applying different finishes.