SWINGS

ROSSOSCURO DESIGN – 2012

The swing is a strongly evocative object, inspiring personal thoughts and recollections. It recalls both the reassuring rocking motion of early infancy and the experience of a zoom: a visual field that widens and narrows in the vortex of speed. The swing is our first experience of almost flying. It moves alone in silence, and it is always there for us when we search it out, with its regular rhythm that helps us to reflect. The pine wood is also a reflective environment, mystical and at times spectral. By combining these two elements Rossoscuro Design has created a dreamlike and surreal atmosphere, where spirits can find repose and humans an unusual moment of meeting or solitude. The trunks stretch upwards and hold the chains that join the pines into couples. These chains underline the verticality and immobility of the trees when the wind or a human presence sets them in motion.