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Lest we forget

Credit: Serhii Savchenko

It’s been two years since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with the tragic death and displacement that it precipitated, particularly on the eastern side of the country. Former Kharkiv resident and industrial designer Andriy Khvorostyanov seems to be reflecting on the cold new realities of life while considering light that might shine in the darkness. ‘How are you?’ became a statement of love and care that resonated for him, and its acronym is the title of his tall ‘HAY’ floor lamp for Kyiv-based Panoptikum Collections. Khvorostyanov’s ‘mirror-torcher’ is intricately hand-woven in aluminium wire with an embedded mirror at its top hiding an LED lamp hidden deep within the metal body. Warmth emanating from coldness as a consolation is one we might all reflect on in dark times.

 

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