Exhibition: UNNATURAL HABITAT, May/June 2019

Pelle is pleased to present Unnatural Habitat, an imaginative conceptual environment on view in the Pelle showroom-atelier in the Flatiron district from May 15th through June 28th. The exhibition debuts Pelle’s latest lighting collections, Dust and Nana, as well as their new DVN table.


Unnatural Habitat is an exploration in replicating natural phenomena with abstract means. Objects are defamiliarized through shifts in proportion, context, material and time. Nana, Pelle’s latest addition to the Lure Collection, isolates a tropical leaf from its natural environment, creating a sculpted, oversized shade—a fantastical botanical illustration come to life. Dust suspends the transitory moment of a shattering mirror, creating a constellation of reflective fragments whose twinkling lights mimic dust particles floating through the air. Offering both complement and contrast, the milled aluminum DVN table’s solid polished surface is suggestive of a mirror in an unbroken—and seemingly unbreakable—state.


Interspersed throughout the exhibition, billowing curtains serve to veil and reveal, adding to the dream-like experience of interacting with echoes of an actual, and more natural world. Unnatural Habitat offers an alternate perspective on form and phenomena, mobilizing abstraction to offer a new lens through which to view our surroundings.


See photos from the opening party here.