To celebrate the company’s 15th anniversary and the milestone of 1000 Evolution camera-based inspection machines installed throughout the world, Lyon-based Iris Inspection machines has sponsored an art exhibition held in its native city of Lyon.

The exhibition is by Indo-British sculptor Anish Kapoor, who uses different types of mirrors in sculptures that combine simple materials, geometric shapes and organic forms. Born in Mumbai, the Turner Prize winner has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s, when he moved there to study art.

Within his work, Anish Kapoor plays with light and optics, employing giant convex/concave lenses, magnifying effects, and deforming mirrors etc. to create an array of optical effects (example pictured).

The artist recently attended an inauguration of the exhibition together with Iris CEO Jean Luc Logel, followed by a private viewing for all Iris personnel and their families.

The event provided a unique source of inspiration for the company’s optical R&D engineering experts as they strive to help customers via the ongoing development of advanced, non-contact glass container inspection equipment.