This dazzling scene is an awesomely shiny art installation made of 80,000 suspended main plates, the metal base plate inside a watch upon which all the other parts of the watch movement are mounted. Entitled Light is Time, the installation is the collaborative creation of Tsuyoshi Tane of Paris-based DORELL.GHOTMEH.TANE Architects (DGT), Japanese watchmaker CITIZEN, and Yutaka Endo of LUFTZUG.

“Time is light. If there were no light, then there would be no time. In the 20th century, mankind digitized time, measured it and continued to economize our time, until eventually we forgot about its relationship with the essence of light. Without light we never would have had the wonders of the universe, the richness of our planet or the joy and pleasure of our lives. “LIGHT is TIME” — the manifestation of light’s return to time — is our great challenge of the 21st-century.”
– Tsuyoshi Tane (DGT)

This marvelous art installation was unveiled at Milan Design Week back in April 2014. It’s currently on display at SPIRAL Gallery in Tokyo, Japan until 28 November 2014.

Click here to experience a video walk-through of Light is Time.

Photos 1-6 Takuji Shimmura, 7 by Luftzug, 8 by Spiral Tokyo on Facebook, 9 by Spiral Tokyo.

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