THE SMOKESCREEN LIMITED is a material we have worked on for months in collaboration with YUMINIDE and is a special acrylic that needs to be cast with cloud-effect paint poured in and stirred by hand. With this unique method no two pieces of the design are ever the same and they are produced in highly limited quantities. YUMINIDE is a young and quirky creative outfit with a lot of highly innovative ideas that SUGO loves to work with. THE SMOKESCREEN LIMITED is produced exclusively for SUGO. We decide which of our products to design using this material and any creation attaining this “upgrade” becomes a one-off piece in the world of design!
SUGO founder Kevin Chu was born in Hong Kong, a fast-paced and dynamic city in the heart of Asia. In Hong Kong people work and move at insane speeds and with a sense of urgency. Change and transformation is a way of life and the city’s skyline is in constant flux. METROPOLIS was created to celebrate and reflect the energy of all cities around the globe. Although inspired initially by Hong Kong, SUGO reinterpreted the cityscape into abstract shapes using slanting geometry to mimic the 3-dimensional perspective of buildings while also incorporating movement in architectural form. The opaque acrylic panels of METROPOLIS can be freely combined and layered to recreate different cityscapes on the planet. Like our GUILIN design, it shares the same stainless-steel base allowing for infinite combinations of ‘Mountains’ or ‘Buildings’ and if placed adjacent to each other, they can even form an amazing glowing ‘Lampscape’. SUGO conceived both METROPOLIS AND GUILIN as illumination sculptures, which throw the creativity back to you, the consumer. No two ‘Lampscapes’ will ever be the same, as you have the freedom to create your own combinations. Celebrate the progress and evolution of the city, but also be aware that relentless progress can bring destruction and degradation to our planet, so we need to treat technological advancement with a sense of environmental responsibility.
METROPOLIS Lampscape Smokescreen Ltd. Nite Black
H 44cm x W 64cm x D 10cm
Design is completely touch activated
Stainless Steel x Photocatalytic 100% Recycle Plastic Acrylic Screens
Hand Painted with Zero VOC Paint