Designer Tarazi draws inspiration from the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, whose designs seek a balance between nature and architecture, and aim to evoke spiritual transcendence and tranquility through their interaction. Ando’s fascination with illumination has earned him the moniker “the poetry of light,” as some of his most iconic designs center on light as a transformative element. The Church of Light in Osaka, for example, features an illuminated cross that pierces through an austere concrete structure.
Tarazi responds to Ando’s poetic approach to architecture with the ‘Va-et-Vient,’ a striking geometric design that explores repetition, ratio, and enclosure. This statement piece is composed of an external rectangle structure that encloses a bold cube of light, crafted from scrap metal or wood, allowing it to revel in the raw materiality of its construction.
The ‘Va-et-Vient’ also features a playful modular design that encourages interaction. To operate the light, users must move the outer box, inviting them to consider the role of light in their own spaces and how it can transform them. With its bold design and emphasis on user interaction, the ‘Va-et-Vient’ is a tribute to Ando’s philosophy and a testament to Tarazi’s innovative approach. Experience the power of light and geometric form with the ‘Va-et-Vient’ in Tarazi’s latest collection.