HOW IT’S MADE

Inspiration

The project was born when April herself discovered a large series of lost 1950s Kodachrome negatives, dug up at a flea market in Istanbul. The films revealed a stunning narrative of a Turkish couple who moved to Miami in the early 1950’s, bought a Cadillac and took it cruising through the USA. .

Film negative dated 1951
Film negative #2

The architectural emphasis and energy of this lost archive was used as the key inspiration, taking its features and embedding those into each light piece to create a modern-retro futuristic city-scape.

HOW IT’S MADE

workshop

The collection is primarily constructed out of laser cut plexiglass, sprayed down to a matte white finish. The handmade glass neon, carefully blown by highly experienced ateliers in Istanbul, has a lifespan of up to 15-20 years.

Neon glass blowing

For inquiry into any of the pieces below, please contact via april@aprilkeydesign.com