These Modern Bongs Take On Psychedelic Colors + Ethereal Shapes
Inspired by the psychedelia of the 70s as well as the evanescent colors of nebula clouds in space, designer Serena Confalonieri created a trio of modern bongs that were the main attraction of an installation at oTTo cose, a design store and gallery in Milan. The bongs are characterized by their sinuous forms, reminiscent of the ever-changing shape of smoke, and ethereal shades of greens, yellows, blues, and purples typical of a nebulae.
Confalonieri’s installation that served as a backdrop for the Nebula bongs is an interpretation of retrofuturism and space age atmospheres. The three bongs sit on top of cylindrical displays wrapped in purple faux fur while a silver fabric is draped on the wall, recalling spatial atmospheres. Marbled green tiles line the floor while backlighting heightens the out-of-this-world visual experience similar to Stanley Kubrick movies. The faux fur, silver fabric, and green tiles are supplied by Spazio Meta, a Milanese company that recovers and reuses materials and props used in temporary installations. A floral installation by Fiori e Colori, a flower boutique in the heart of Tuscany, floats above the entire scene like a slow-moving nebula cloud.
Installation photos by Andrea Agrati, all other photos by Stefania Zanetti.
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