Métamorphose is part of a line of sculptures with integrated climate control systems, created by Pierre Cardin in the early 2000s. The objective of creating a completely self-contained system required a specific study that combined art with advanced technological research. The concealed core is composed of a self-contained micro-heat pump that provides radiant and convection cooling and heating. In addition, the system dehumidifies the room, purifies the air with UV light and removes dust through electrostatic filtration. This system was designed and certified entirely by Studio Pierre Cardin and a leading Italian technology company, working together in a joint venture.
The system can be controlled remotely with an app for tablets and smartphones. This innovative machine has a minimal depth, allowing it to be concealed within an aluminium sculpture that abstractly expresses the concept of metamorphosis through a chiasm of shapes that connect among the three levels of the sculpture and from left to right.
The shapes surround a whimsical sphere that counterbalances the asymmetry of the volumes.
Lacquered wood and plexiglass.
W 128 x D 28 x H 190 cm
Limited numbered edition: 8 unique pieces + 4 artist’s proofs