If you open up Google and search for an image of fireflies flooding a forest, the results are pretty underwhelming. It turns out that despite all of our beautiful cameras and editing software, it can be hard to convey wonder or spontaneity on a screen.
This slippage between the real and the digital is something that designers have had to grapple with this year as they look for new ways to communicate their work to design-lovers stuck inside their homes.
One brand that has risen boldly to the challenge is Brokis, a Czech design house who have made a name for their enchanting light installations. As the pandemic unfolded, they decided to accelerate their plans to launch a VR villa, whose meticulously detailed interiors would allow the user to journey through the full range of emotions associated with a beautifully lit home.
The final product is a tantalisingly stylish space, whose lofty rooms and sculptural lights allow for just the right amount of armchair escapism. Join us as we take a look…