by ATELIER OЇ
Séléné takes its name from the personification of the moon in the Greek tradition, and takes its shape from early scientific inquiry into planetary movement. An original glass form is cut in half, as though struck through by a pendulum’s arc – the instrument used by Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton to prove orbital motion and universal gravitation. Dynamic lights which cast a cyclical array replicate this celestial dance, drawing attention to the hollow interior space of the collapsed material and thereby revealing gravity’s sculptural work.
atelier oï was founded in 1991 in La Neuveville, Switzerland, by Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis, and Patrick Reymond. The name oï, derived from the Russian word ‘troïka’, a team of three, conveys the dynamism and holistic energy generated by a trio. atelier oï is the result of an alliance rooted in humanity and art alike. The founders’ deep involvement with architecture, design, and naval construction, as well as the encounter with charismatic personalities such as Alberto Sartoris and Ettore Sottsass, have shaped atelier oï’s philosophy.