Albi Serfaty Marks His Design Miami/ Debut with Curio Installation and Contemporary Take on Freshwater Resources
Albi Serfaty of lighting design studio Aqua Creations unveils lighting installation designed
exclusively for Design Miami/ and is excited to present some of his most ambitious works to date.
Titled: Light On Water, Aqua Creations’ Curio exhibition shines a light on the dire state of freshwater lakes around the world through art and design. The pieces from Light on Water draw inspiration from the shapes of Lake Doiran and Lake Chad, 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.
Albi Serfaty, Founder and Creative Director of Israeli-based lighting design studio Aqua Creations, is pleased to announce the studio’s inaugural installation at Design Miami/ 2022. Titled Light On Water, Aqua Creations’ Curio exhibition shines a light on the dire state of freshwater lakes around the world. The pieces displayed will also be available for purchase exclusively through DM/BX.
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. About the installation, Albi Serfaty says: “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.”
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.
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.
Other products included in the booth include a floor lamp, table lamps, a wall light, a ceiling lamp, and 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.
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.
The pieces designed for Design Miami will be available to order exclusively through DM/BX. For more information on Aqua Creations visit www.aquagallery.com
Preview Day: November 29th
Public Fair: November 30th – December 4th
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Booth number C08
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About Albi Serfaty
Albi was born in Jerusalem, Israel, into a highly creative family. From an early age, he was drawn to the hypnotic nature of light. After receiving his first camera and a darkroom inside his family home at age 13, Albi became a self-taught photographer. He began his creative career as a photographer’s assistant at Bow Street in London. Soon after, he entered the advertising industry as a professional Still Life photographer in London and Tel Aviv.
Albi Serfaty co-founded Aqua Creations, in 1992, where he is currently the studio’s lead designer, ultimately driven by a desire to create lights that evoke emotion and views each design as an extension of himself as an artist. He is strongly influenced by his immediate surroundings and ever-evolving and in pursuit of new materials and technology. With his latest works Albi shines a light on cultural, environmental and social issues. Each lighting piece speaks to his vision for optimism, allowing for a distinct expression of identity of an organic nature that he maintains throughout each work.
About Aqua Creations
Aqua Creations is a friends & family light-making studio whose artistic approach to handmade lighting is made possible by a team of in-house artisans, working with the studio’s signature materials from 1992 onwards. Each piece is designed and created in the studio on a made to order basis. Taking its name from the sea, the unique handmade sculptural lights are inspired by organic forms found in nature. Through spellbinding designs combined with master craftsmanship and innovative technology, lighting fuses with function and becomes art.
For more information on Aqua Creations visit www.aquagallery.com