Illuminum London – Colour As Narrative

May 22, 2015 / OLD news posts
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A collaboration between fragrance house Illuminum London and architect Antonino Cardillo, this space on one of London’s most exclusive shopping streets has been transformed into a stucco-covered grotto. Using a combination of Pozzolanic ash from Naples (a mineral dust widely used in ancient Rome for building) and lime putty the walls have been built up with plaster and trowel work.

Inside the room Antonino Cardillo has arranged a half-circled path for the layout of ‘Scent Suspended’: an olfactive glass installation designed by Asakala Geraghty and mouth blown by glass artist Elliot Walker.

Illuminum London, 41 Dover Street, London W1S 4NS

Photography and architecture Antonino Cardillo