Albi Serfaty Marks His Design Miami/ Debut with Curio Installation and Contemporary Take on Freshwater Resources
We are pleased to announce the studio's inaugural installation at Design Miami/ 2022. Titled Light On Water, Albi Serfaty’s Curio exhibition shines a light on the dire state of freshwater lakes around the world. We are excited to present some of his most ambitious works to date.
Albi Serfaty with the one-of-a-kind Lotus Lake and limited Lake Doiran Floor Lamp
Through his designs, Albi Serfaty instills a new way of understanding the relationship to our surroundings. Light On Water identifies Albi Serfaty’s ability to give a physical form to a well-spoken issue and demonstrates the potential of the studio to raise awareness for social matters such as poverty, violence, and the effect of the destruction of flora and fauna and local communities.
Lake Chad Table Lamp, limited edition series of 10 pieces
Detail of Lake Chad Table Lamp
“The design process of Light On Water was about more than creating light; it is an opportunity to start a wider conversation about the imbalance in freshwater lakes around the world.”
- Albi Serfaty
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Lake Doiran Ceiling Light 3
The pieces from Light on Water draw inspiration from the shapes of Lake Doiran (located in Greece and North Macedonia) and Lake Chad Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria), with mirrored stainless steel evoking the presence of water. The glow of the multicolored silk shades draws the viewer in by creating a sensory, emotional, and intellectual experience.
Lake Doiran Wall Light
Lotus Lake, one-of-a-kind piece designed especially for Design Miami/
The centerpiece of the installation is Lotus Lake, inspired by the current state of freshwater Lake Doiran. Made entirely by hand, the Lotus Lake symbolizes a harmonious alternative future. The piece explores the play of light and color through its 17 silk shades which can move individually from each other, while the mirrored stainless steel structure evokes the presence of water. Integrated with the latest technology, Albi Serfaty kept loyalty to the brand, working with the studio’s signature silk, maintaining the organic nature that is distinct to the studio.
Lake Chad Mobile 3
Other products included in the booth include a floor lamp, table lamps, a wall light, a ceiling lamp, and a mobile. Functioning as luminous artworks, each lamp contains the distinct characteristics of the yet-to-be-launched Lakes Collection; moving silk shades that use the wall as their backdrop for its various colors.
Lake Doiran Floor Lamp
Morning Glory Floor Lamp - Anniversary Edition
In 2022, Aqua Creations celebrates the 30-year anniversary of the studio, with its unique DNA of sumptuous organic shapes being envisioned in a new way. Within the booth, a limited edition iteration of the studio’s iconic product, the Morning Glory Floor Lamp, is presented alongside Aqua Creations’ most ambitious works to date. The lamp is made with unique, raw silk crafted particularly for this collection.
View Morning Glory Floor Lamp