CUBO Solar Sculpture
Location: Vevey, Switzerland
Kromatix™ Glass: Blue GT – 215
THE ENERGY SOURCE BECOMES A WORK OF ART
Cubo was born from the desire to show that it is possible that in the near future, solar technologies will be able to be not only efficient, but also beautiful, and why not beautiful like sculptures?
This is the successful bet launched by designer Davide Oppizzi by bringing together two elements in an outdoor sculpture: firstly a solar panel whose cells are invisible to the naked eye (developed by KromatixTM), secondly a cube in Corten® metal minimalist, made thanks to the know-how of the company Schaller, a specialist in landscape architecture, producing metal outdoor fittings. Thus, glass and metal come together to form a sculpture with futuristic and mineral aspects, like a formation of crystals emerging from the ground and offering us all its energy. Its architecture is designed for an ideal orientation towards the sky with a dynamic asymmetry that makes it come alive.
Because yes, Cubo is not only a pleasant sculpture to look at by its colors taken from the earth and its materials, but also by its function as a solar electric generator capable of accumulating energy through its elegant colored photovoltaic panel to redistribute it in garden lights, or in any other system requiring energy, or in the house.
Davide Oppizzi thus signs a nod to the borders of technology and sculptural art. Isn’t this a particularity of the intrinsic beauty of the nature that surrounds us?