Art The Manchester Lamps, the installation that tells the history of the city
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The Manchester Lamps, the installation that tells the history of the city

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Giulia Guido
The Manchester Lamps | Collater.al

In the center of Manchester, you will come across five giant lamps, this is The Manchester Lamps, the latest work by Acrylicize.

Inspired by the famous quote by Sir Robert Peel What Manchester thinks today, the world does tomorrow, this public work of art pays tribute to the glorious industrial past of the city. At the center of a square, five tall lamps between 3 and 6 meters high have been installed, which invite to social interaction. Each of the five pieces represents a significant innovation for the local history and a different style.

The motifs on the Art Deco lamp celebrate the physicist Earnest Rutherford and his studies that led to the splitting of the atom. The Art Nouveau style celebrates the Chetham’s Library, the oldest library in the United Kingdom. The honeycomb lattices that decorate the 1950s bedside lamp refer to the working bee, the symbol of the city. The green desk light represents the famous mathematician Alan Turing. Finally, the fifth lamp, an Anglepoise model, projects shapes and colors on the walls, looking to the future.

A unique and original way to give new life to a public space and, perhaps, to an entire city.

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