Aesop, 880 Queen Street West
Toronto, CAN 2019
Aletheia was a spherical sculpture installed at the Aesop Queen Street West, Toronto storefront for the 2019 Toronto Design Festival. The installation featured a suspended double-layered shell of spines, fronds and densely massed glasswork, outlined by a halo-like membrane made of thin white mylar. The shell structure was connected by delicate filaments of material, similar to the natural structures of double-shelled cranial bones and other skeletal forms. The underlying geometry of a truncated icosahedron guided this structure. Aletheia demonstrated the structural stability that can be forged out of expanded, lace-like materials. The project’s namesake, Aletheia, is an ancient Greek goddess who embodies the nourishing of truth through transparency.