Juxtapoz

Curiosity Cloud Installation: Insects Inside Glass

September 29, 2015

Curiosity Cloud is a collaboration between the design duo mischer’traxler and the champagne house Perrier-Jouët. The duo— Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler—installed 250 mouth-blown glass globes, crafted by the Viennese glass company Lobmeyr. Each globe encases an individually-created insect. The insects were printed on foil, laser cut, and hand embroidered and the piece includes 25 insect species, some of them extinct. The installation is kinetic, the insects moving in reaction to viewers. The duo says, "Curiosity Cloud is about celebrating a moment in nature and the relationship that humans have with the entomological world." They created the piece for the recent London Design Festival, but it will now be moved to the Perrier-Jouët champagne house in Champagne, France.