One Day in Life – Daniel Libeskind and Dekton reveal interactive art installation “Musical Labyrinth”
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May 10, 2016
On May 9th in the plaza of Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind revealed his interactive design, “Musical Labyrinth” in collaboration with Cosentino Group. This design is just one piece in the Cosentino sponsored “One Day in Life” 24-hour musical experience, which features over 75 live concerts in 18 locations across Frankfurt. This is the fourth partnership between Libeskind and Cosentino; showcasing beautiful design on Dekton’s durable surfaces.
In the words of Daniel Libeskind: “This installation will be the core element of the project, and its role will be fundamental while the concerts are being held. Starting from today, people are now invited to walk through the labyrinth and interact with the structure. Every city creates its own structure via its dreams. The streets we walk along and the topography we experience exist simultaneously in reality and in mystery.”
“Musical Labyrinth” is striking due to its size and the intricacy of the design. A large black surface covering more than 3,000 square feet is made of Dekton’s ultra-compact surface. This material allows for delicate design, yet has outstanding physical performance and strength. This installation is made of 80 customized Dekton slabs in the “Sirius” color, that each measure 10.5 ft x 4.6ft with a depth of less than an inch. The series of white lines etched into the dark slabs are based on a sketch that Libeskind created. The lines act as an abstract map of the 18 venues where the various “One Day in Life” concerts and performances will be held on May 21st and 22nd.
In addition to Libeskind himself, the unveiling ceremony was also attended by the Alte Oper’s General and Artistic Director Dr Stephan Pauly, Country Manager for Cosentino Germany Pierre Heck, and Director of Marketing and Communication for Cosentino Group Santiago Alfonso.
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