Artemide illuminates the Pergola dei Gelsi, which will take form at Castello Sforzesco for the 500 year anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci and the upcoming inauguration of the Sale delle Asse.
This fully fledged green architecture is a reproduction of the pergola illustrated in da Vinci's fresco.
Artemide will be lighting the Pergolato with a lighting design which reflects the spirit of the installation and is in line with his research into lighting for nature. The project plays with lighting effects to showcase the structure while respecting the forms of the plants, a flexible lighting solution which will accompany the mulberry trees in their growth and enhance their visual impact.
The lighting can be programmed and directed to highlight the plants as a living element which respects their rhythm of growth and their natural vegetation.
In supporting this project, Artemide wishes to testify its affinity with the genius of Leonardo, the precursor of a typically Italian culture of design which unifies science and humanism.
Leonardo is the lodestar for the multi-disciplinary approach which has guided Artemide in its commitment to continual research. Artemide's “Human and Responsible Light” is based on the ability to anticipate change through innovation, culture and creativity, manufacturing and the sustainable economy.
“For us, innovation is the starting point for the project. It is born of research and scientific thought, the ability to see things differently from how we are used to seeing them. After all, science is first vision, and only then rigorous research. It grows our knowledge to interpret the future and open new frontiers. It is a perspective on the future which expresses itself as know-how.”
Carlotta de Bevilacqua, Vice President & CEO, Artemide
Once more, Artemide's know-how is reflected not just in its products but in its lighting design capabilities.
This project dedicated to Leonardo in the grounds of Castello Sforzesco is the successor to another major project by Artemide, the illumination of Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini, created for the new exhibition space in 2015.