blooming skyline collection.

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The blooming skyline collection was inspired by the ancestral relationship between growing cities and star constellations.


Ancient peoples observed the night sky to point out stars and use them for orientation. They wanted to be closer to these stars but were afraid of the enormous space in between and therefore built their city walls and positioned their houses in relationship to the star constellations above them. Thus reflecting star constellations on earth. Inspired by this thought, Hillsideout presents furniture pieces that frame and evidence city structures. They are reverted towards the ground because they are imaginary cities. Historical changes in architecture are evoked through the use of wood and transparent Plexiglas for the "houses".


The blooming skyline chandelier, specifically made for the Fuorisalone in Milan, shows Milan's old city walls. The slide which projects a flower on the floor can be personalized.


Photo: Dario Lasagni

Used materials: handcrafted chestnut and elm wood, plexiglass, aluminium, screws of brass, lens, slide, 5 lamps and electrical light system

Dimensions: cm L 80 x D 60 x H 60 | suggested distance from projection surface to lens: about 90-150 cm | unique edition of 10 + 1 a.p.


Concept: Nat Wilms | Design: Nat Wilms & Andrea Zambelli