Simon, born in Arnsberg (West Germany), set up his studio in Hamburg after completing his studies at the " School of Art ". There he discovered the freedom, autonomy and responsibility to be a designer. " Here's your workshops, here's a pen, go on then. ".This taught him everything he needed to know about form, materials, processes and most importantly: the context. " If you don't know why you are doing what you are doing, don't bother doing it at all. " The starting point of AARO was a gesture. A movement. He wanted to create an as fluid motion as possible, which immediately lead him to the sphere. A sphere has so many fantastic attributes. With a sphere as a joint they are no limited directions, it has no left or right, no top or bottom. So with the sphere as the defining element of this piece, everything else " revolved " around it. The geometry, the balance, the friction. It all comes down to the sphere, visually pointing at it. The end result is an object that seems to be moved by the wind. It revolves effortless around it's centerpiece, like planets orbiting around each other. With AARO, inspired by Aaron's rod, the magician Simon Schmitz makes his lamp levitate.
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