"MOU (Memoranda of Understanding)" by Bec Brittain

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The “MOU (Memoranda of Understanding)” lamp takes its cues from the International Space Station (ISS), based not only on its form but also on its key concept of layers and assemblage. The piece is comprised of small, repeating modules that recall the “add-on” quality intrinsic to how the ISS was built by different people, different manufacturers, different governments in cooperation. While every module is made of the same material, brass, they are each manufactured differently, thus representing the different philosophies at the center of the station. In order to distinguish human presence and life from the mechanical aspects of the ISS, the mechanical axes are made of perfectly polished nickel, while the human axes are darker, with a hand-worked finish, and completed by two handblown glass globes that represent areas of habitability.
Details
Creator
Bec Brittain (Designer)
Production Type
Limited Edition
Production Time
Available Now
In the Style Of
Other
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
2016
Period
2010-
Materials and Techniques
Brass
Glass
Mirror
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
45 in. H x 47 in. W x 36 in. D
114 cm H x 119 cm W x 91 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU107745267033
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