Description of project by Stephanie Chaltiel
In this 56th edition of CasaDecor, which will be held from 13 May to 27 June, Simon presents the ‘D.Lights’space, conceptualised by international interior designer Stephanie Chaltiel, of MuDD architects, with participation from ProtoPixel as a technological partner.
With this edition, the firm wanted to join forces with Stephanie Chaltiel, who is recognised for her experimentation with new forms of building and inhabiting spaces that introduce nature into the city. Chaltiel combines artisan and sustainable building practices with current technological advances, such as using drones in construction.
D.Lights is a shell made of recycled thread, made by Gavipunt using 3D knitting technology with a Shima Seiki Spain machine. It is home to a narrative where light, technology and sound form a choreography to create a space within a space, where our perception of the environment radically changes.
An interactive choreography
The work is an immersive experience where the spectator is also part of the conversation with the space. The drones from Bocs I drones, whose inner programming is a relatively new technology, fly over this thread shell, which is made of 2 arches that surround visitors and give way to a choreography linked with the lighting elements that are integrated inside. The changing colours of the light integrated into the fabric, which is synchronised with the sounds of nature, submerge the visitor in a forest.
In this way, D.Lights explores the close relationship between new lightweight technologies and the ongoing desire for closeness to nature in indoor spaces.
With this project, Simon also hopes to touch on matters raised by new challenges, understanding that architectural and liveable space should have a fundamental role in this new social formula. Climate change forces us to reinvent construction methods and look for new materials that address the environmental emergency our ecosystem is currently facing.
Simon’s participation in this edition extends to other interior design spaces from well-known studios. That means visitors can discover the new Simon 270 collection of connected switches and sockets, as well as a wide range of architectural lighting in the restaurant designed by studio Muher.
Simon 270 is Simon’s new collection of connected switches and sockets, which focuses on design and sustainability and aims to simplify and popularise connectivity in every home. With a neutral and timeless design, the Simon 270 Icon appearance integrates well into any space and comes in two appearances: Icon and Minima. In the Muher space, the finishes of Simon 270 devices, in matt black and white, perfectly match the interior design.
The Scena control system allows the space to be moulded into different lighting environments, based on the time of day or availability of natural light. By controlling light and colour, it is possible to create environments capable of awakening visitors’ emotions.
Simon’s architectural lighting in the Muher room is integrated into the architecture and highlights it, shaping its nuances and inspiring moods. Its installation in the space allows the interior design to be emotional and functional.
The visitor can also enter the universe of the famous series “Valeria”. Architect Simona Garufi has reproduced the film set to give life to the soul of “Madriz” through decorations that fall between industrial and vintage-deco and evoke the atmosphere of the series, which relied upon Simon’s consulting, lighting and lighting control.
Likewise, the Goldfitness space designed by the EEBA Architecture team contains an excellent selection of the best Simon luminaires, switches and sockets. The Drop, Slim System and decorative linear lighting luminaires, as well as Simon 100 mechanisms, are part of the space’s elegant interior design.