SMS mit Ross
von Adeline Seidel | 29.04.2014
“Giano, Janus, is a mirror keeper of transitions and changes, protector of what begins and ends. The two sides of the mirror monitor the entrance and the exit, in both directions. “ Pierluigi Nicolin
Ianus is a sculptural element whose mirrored si
des reflect the surrounding environment. Its profile looks like an “L”: the outer side is a perfect mirror while the inside is white and reflects diffused light emitted by a strip LED applied on a very thin profile. This profile is mirrored too and is pla
ced opposite to the main profile. It extends along its entire height ensuring a perfectly uniform lighting.
Every detail is designed to ensure proper light not only from a perceptual point of view, but also in terms of energetic consumption. In sp
ite of the indirect emission of light, the wastage is minimal. It is in fact used as a special paint with a 90% reflectivity. When the light is on, this sculpture made of soft light becomes the absolute protagonist of the place. When the light is off, Ian
us creates a completely different scenario by simply reflecting what is around. Turning its two faces in all directions, allows the interaction with space. It reflects the environment and also directs the light emitted on the walls of the room creating a
softer and more diffuse illumination.