Another project that I would call an early work was an outside installation of 1994 - please excuse the bad graphical material, but I did not keep records of this project as I was working as a mathematician at this time and did not make my living with artwork.
The Polaroid on the left side I took in the former chicken house where I welded the piece. It was an advertising sign for a fashion boutique named OXY in Heidelberg/Germany. But what came out was rather a sculpture than just a sign.
The sculpture was made of stainless steel and the central figure was composed of rotational corpora forming the graphical logo legible from any side. The figure itself stood on a cantilever tongue.
The pipe you see behind the sculpture was in fact a half pipe containing a white neon lamp. The mirror finished metal sheet at the wall side was bended parabolically and the lamp was placed exactly in the centre of the parabola. As centre beams reflect parallel in a parabola the sheet was blinding bright from the distance leading to a mystic silhouetted lettering.
Fortunately I found at least some contact prints of the piece set up.
Max Longin is a German mathematician living and working in northern Denmark. He designed the float bed in 2004 and the stream chair in 2006. A blow-by-blow presentation of his products can be found on his website at www.max-longin.com. Feel free to contact him.