CRYSTAL CAVES - NEF, Istanbul

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Crystal Caves, a commission by Turkish real estate developer NEF, is a series of four new screening rooms located in Istanbul. All varying in shapes and colors, the rooms allow the viewers to watch movies while lounging on triangulated pillows composing a cave-like landscape.

Back in the dawn of mankind, caves were a place of shelter, gathering, spiritual retreat and artistic expression. It is through cave art that early humans told their stories, feelings, thoughts and addressed spiritual questioning. The triangulated environment of Sebastien Leon is a contemporary version of a cave, a comfortable place for shelter and social interaction, and a cultural epicenter for cinematic story-telling.