A wonderful Contemporary / Modernist Sonambient metal Light, Movement & Sound Sculpture representing movement and sound after (type) the designs of Harry Bertoia - signed: B & L - please note we do not believe that this is a Bertoia Light but has the characteristics of one.
By squeezing the top of the steel uprights and releasing them movement is achieved (also moves when there is a breeze) and a gentle very light sound representing the music of the universe - a wonderfully rare and unusual Lamp that is a must for any lover of Contemporary/modernist art and design or interior designer
Circa: probably 1970's
24.25 inches (61.5cm) height approx
Price includes safe UK shipping - safe International shipping at cost
In the early 1970's Designer and Sculptor Harry Bertoia and his son Val, made hundreds of sound sculptures. These sculptures represent Harry Bertoia's formation of Sonambient.
Sonambient® was Bertoia's term to describe the spatial and tonal environment created by these sound sculptures.
Harry Bertoia created these sculptures of different shapes, length, and thickness in order to achieve a range of gentle and sharp sounds. He experimented as a way to seek harmonic balance with the metal, resulting in pure, unique tones.
When touched, struck or brushed, these sculptures became abstractions of sound (very gentle and light) as they sway and knock against one another. The sounds are organic and mysterious, as tones resonate and flow into each other.
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