Vetreria Bazzanese, Marzorati Ronchetti and Zordan, leaders in applied design in Italy, have united their expertise to realize Black Hole, a work of art specially designed by architects Steve E. Blatz and Antonio Pio Saracino on display at Università Statale in Milan (Cortile d’Onore) from April 13th to May 24th. The challenge of this installation was to represent a black hole absorbing energy by giving shape to the surrounding space; it was realized using three dierent materials—wood, steel and glass—serving with their own particular and synergic function.
The stand rests on a pedestal with an observation point at the centre, represented by a wooden seat. Four steel pillars support the side glass walls, which have been carved to vary their transparency. The horizontal boards above the seat are made of wood painted in black and the lateral outlines present mirror polished stainless steel foils that re ect the whole place. The oor appears to be drawn to the hole and loses its original shape to create a seat. Visitors are thus encouraged to sit down and stare into emptiness, recharging themselves with positive Energy.