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Allegory of the Cave by Franca Arquitectas

Displayed in this years design exhibition “Estilo Pilar” in Buenos Aires, “Allegory of the Cave” is a artificial jungle designed for the center of the exhibits stairs. Proudly conceived with a strong sense of female sensibility, the object is inspired in Japanese Zen lamps (it is almost entirely made of paper, letting aside structure and lighting.)

As you walk up through the stairs, shadows of leaf silhouettes appear through a translucent tracing paper, jungle sounds accompanying the whole experience. It is a proposal to let yourself loose in the insinuative power of shadows, a statement of how these can tell a story more loudly, and evoque a greater use of imagination than objects themselves. This is why it is named after Plato´s “Allegory of the Cave”.

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