The “Light is Time” installation is the result of a collaboration between the Citizen watch design team and Paris-based architect Tsuyoshi Tane (DGT).
Composed of 80,000 plates, the basic component of a watch, the installation creates a magical space in the exhibition.
The installation was initially presented in Milan – Design Week, but is now located at SPIRAL in Tokyo, so if you can make it there before November 28th, it’s worth taking a look!
“Time is light and light is time.”
“We found inspiration from CITIZEN ‘s watch-making and finally hit on this simplest of concepts:
“LIGHT is TIME.” Light was born at the instant of the Big Bang, the universe’s beginning.
From beyond the horizon, the rising sun slowly covers the earth in light, shadows transform into a different shapes, the seasons to transmit colour in nature and the waxing and waning of the Moon changes.
When humans noticed these things, we unknowingly created the concept of time.”
DGT (DORELL.GHOTMEH.TANE / ARCHITECTS)
DGT is an international architecture practice founded in Paris in 2006, and is directed by Dan Dorell, Lina Ghotmeh and Tsuyoshi Tane.
The winner of the international competition to design the Estonian National Museum, (to be completed in 2016), DGT has numerous ongoing projects globally, gaining the practice much attention worldwide.
In 2008 U.K.-based ICON Magazine selected DGT among the “20 essential young architects.”
In 2012 DGT was a shortlisted finalist for the competition to design the New National Stadium of Japan.
DGT has won numerous other prizes including the young architects prize from the French Ministry of Culture (2008), the Architects Association of Milan (2008), and the Red Dot Award (2013).