NYXO is a design practice founded in 2015 by Mirko and Michele Daneluzzo.
NYXO supports the client in the generation of value through design solutions, technological innovation and cultural contamination from the concept to the industrialization phase.
NYXO is a trans-disciplinary R&D office for the development of visionary ideas.
The projects range from limited editions to serial products, from architectural concepts to interiors and art installations.
Our mission is the construction of future scenarios able to incorporate and translate technological innovation into products or services.
2022 / Dubai Design Week, Koral 3D printed table with Isola/ Dubai UAE
2021 / Dubai Design Week, Underscore / Dubai UAE
2021 / Primavera 3D printed coffee tables, Downtown Design / Dubai UAE
2021 / Re-Balance, a perception-enabled chair for multispecies domestic agency, December 7, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University / online
2021 / Reinventing staircases for thermoplastic additive manufacturing, June 26, Tongji University / online
2021 From Prosthesis to AlloBodies, June 22, University of Bologna /online
2021 Responsive Environments: Designed Objects as Enablers of New Cycles for a More Sustainable Urban Environment, June 16, New York City Tech, CUNY / online
2020 / The Citdel/a Diffused Office, D3 Architecture Festival / Dubai UAE
2020 / Merging teaching and research in Foundation courses for a new interdisciplinary design education program, December 3, University of Manchester / online
2020 / Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science, University of Applied Arts Vienna / online
2020 / Designing the ConFusion, November 4, ArchiNet.me / online
2020 / How designers can change the world, November 16, Connecting The Stars / online
2019 / Global Additive Manufacturing Application Innovation exhibition / Beijing China
2019 / Empowering environments, September 17, Herman Miller HQ / Dubai, UAE.
2019 / The sentient city, October 12, Apple Store / Dubai, UAE.
2019 / Dubai Design Week, The Maze / Dubai UAE
2019 / Touchable Holograms for the DiRes19 DIDI-In5 / Dubai UAE
2018 / Dubai Design Week, Kursi Exhibition / Dubai Design District
2018 / Street Seats exhibition / Design Museum Portland
2013 / Advanticity, Round table / Zona Tortona | FuoriSalone Milano
2013 / [RE]vive Contemporary factory of culture / Milan Design Week
2012 / Supersized Porn, lecture / Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
2012 / Performing Obsessions, lecture / University of Bologna, Case studies in Computational design Ecologies, Prof.Ing. Alessio Erioli
2012 / Physical/Digital, lecture, University of Udine Laboratorio integrato di disegno, Arch. Nicla Indrigo, Prof. Francesco Andreatta, con Arch. Ivo Boscariol
2012 / HALLUCINOSIS BY SIMULATION, lecture / University of Trieste dep. of Architecture
2010 / MACHINIC PROCESSES / The Architecture Biennial Beijing
NYX and the The Shape shifting Myth
Nyx is the personification of the night, a shadowy figure that stood at or near the beginning of creation.
In Hesiod’s Theogony, Nyx is born of Chaos and with Erebus (Darkness), she gives birth to Aether (Brightness) and Hemera (Day). Later, she gives birth to Moros (Doom, Destiny), Ker (Fate, Destruction, Death), Thanatos (Death), Hypnos (Sleep) and Oneiroi (Dreams). Nyx is the first principle from which all creation emerges, a primordial figure of such exceptional power and beauty, that she is feared by Zeus himself. In Greece, Nyx was only rarely the focus of cults, she had not a large number of devotees, but those few who worshiped her, she granted the gift of prophecy, to see beyond the night of the present.
Everything comes from the night, the darkness, the void. This vacuum, represents for us the unconscious, that is hidden from the eyes, and that must be examined to bring out the whole. Everything already exists, we find it and find it again.
In his description of Tartarus, Hesiod locates there the home of Nyx and her children Hypnos and Thanatos. Hesiod says further that Hemera (Day), left Tartarus just as Nyx entered it; continuing cyclicly, when Hemera returned, Nyx left.
Life, time and death originate and are governed by the same principle of endless becoming.
The other soul of Nyxo belongs to the Danube, where, according to the German epic Nibelungenlied, act the Nix (male) and Nixe, types of river merman and mermaid who may lure men to drown: The females are beautiful women with the tail of a fish, while the males are creatures that can assume many different shapes, and may not have any real form. This reminds us the talent for mimicry of the alien creature in John Carpenter's movie "the Thing", a monstrous entity in perpetual motion, unfixed in its identity.
It is the unknown made flesh, a reminder of the chaos from which we arose. The shapeless uncertainty of endless becoming.