The Rain on Dust / Pioggia sulla Polvere project by British sculptor and designer Sam Orlando Miller is exhibited at the Fumi Collectible Design Gallery in London. The exposition presents tables, armchairs, lamps, mirror panels, and sculptures created by him over the past 10 years.
In each of his works, Miller plays with optical illusions, subtly translating the viewer from two-dimensional to three-dimensional space and back. The objects are created from various materials: plexiglass, wood, and concrete, but he combines almost every one of them with fragments of a silver-plated multi-colored mirror – the material that is his hallmark.
Miller learned how to create objects with his own hands from his father, who was a highly skilled silversmith. He loves working with a mirror because it creates an elusive shimmer that makes other materials in which it is inlaid come to life.
His mirror sculptures keep geometric patterns on the surface and have their own rhythm. They do not reflect anything specific and at the same time reflect everything at once. Glare comes to life when moving, makes the surface vibrate, as from ripples on the water, and, casting reflected light, makes everything around move. Objects glow themselves and illuminate the space around them.