We are delighted to announce a new collaboration with the brilliant science-inspired light-artist Valentine Maurice.

Having graduated with an MA in Social Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Valentine developed a trans-disciplinary design practice with a strong connection to health and well-being. Her recent research focuses primarily on sleep disturbances, light deregulation and technology dependence. Valentine aims to instigate a healthier relationship with our biological clock through everyday objects such as curtains, clocks and screens; to enhance our everyday lives by inducing a perception of time that is in harmony with our biological systems.

Valentine’s design methodology is inspired by mechanics and the power of visual stimulus. The piece shown here, Daydreaming, is a water-based ‘alternative clock’ intended for use in rest and sleep rituals. The gentle vibration of the water provoked by the movement of the weight becomes not just a visual experience but a felt, experienced thing; a sensation reinforced by the subtle changes in colour. The changing luminosity of the space around the piece invites the viewer to let go and take a moment of rest as if watching the sun rise or set in water.

From June 20 to 23, 2024

Leopoldstraat 4, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium