'Tomorrow is Another Day' by Mathieu Lehanneur

A psychological support designed for terminal patients

by Valentina Ieva
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Mathieu Lehanneur's Demain est un Autre Jour (Tomorrow is Another Day), provides food for thought regarding the permanence and impermanence of things, about the principles of uncertainty, ineluctability and spirituality, allowing everyone to be a day ahead of time itself...

Originally intended for the Palliative Care Unit of the Diaconesses / Croix-Saint-Simon Hospital Group, this device eludes the course of time by offering everyone the opportunity to see tomorrow's sky.

Conceived from weather information gathered in real time on the Internet, the luminous - atmospheric and impressionist - image of this sky is diffused through the network of a honeycomb structure, appearing both like a sculpture and a celestial globe

Beyond lavish médical care, the palliative care unit of Groupe Hospitalier Diaconesses Croix Saint-Simon in Paris wish to support patients and their families with a psychological, indeed spiritual approach.

Doctor Gilbert Desfosses, his team and the management have commissioned an artist to create a work that would embody this logic.

As part of the programme of New Sponsors supported by Fondation de France, the commission was entrusted to designer Mathieu Lehanneur, who has conceived of an object for each room representing tomorrow’s sky, using elements as trivial as poetic from a meteorological realm to address the time left to live.

Date : 2011
Edition : Carpenters Workshop Gallery (London - Paris)
Limited Edition
Materials : LEDs Screen, acrylic lens, honey comb polycarbonate, PC.
Dimensions : Diameter 96 cm, thickness 35 cm
Software designer : Frédéric Mauclère
Production : Euromodel

Mathieu Lehanneur

Graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers (French National School for Industrial Design) in 2001, Mathieu Lehanneur opened that same year his own studio dedicated to industrial design and interior architecture.

Very soon has he been developing a real passion for interactions between the body and its environment, living systems and the scientific world.

Photo Credits: Felipe Ribon

www.mathieulehanneur.fr

 

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    • Valentina Ieva

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      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

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