THE STORY OF THE DESIGN OF LAMPS INVOLVES PERSONALLY EACH OF US
The design, through which the light illuminates our daily reality, gives birth to sophisticated, minimal and brilliant structures that are able to wrap the light without depriving it of its nature.
The light determines how you perceive the space in which we are, and design plays a large role in this part.
An evergreen design is the one characterized by the “neo retro” flavour which we find in the hanging industrial lamps of the fifties.
In 1962 one of the immortal and the most celebrated pieces of Italian design in the world had been drawn: Arco for Flos by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.
Five years later the Golden Compass Award was won by Vico Magistretti for Eclisse lamp by Artemide.
In 1987 the lamp Tolomeo for Artemide arrived , by the designers Michele de Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina (also awarded the Golden Compass).
It is contemporary art that becomes more and more interested in the concept of light, interpreting the beam of light, as in the work of art made by Lucio Fontana with a neon exhibited now at the Museum 900.
In fact, the neon is a type of light that perhaps more than any others has become the raw material of contemporary art and something that we could call “art of neon”, which furnishes alternative and unique spaces.
In modern interior design we often find lamps designed to emphasize lightness and simplicity, thanks to which light becomes the true protagonist of a space.
Hanging lamps are also found in everyday contexts, examples are the Form Design House Stockholm, the set of lights Bella Vista Seletti or Squares Floor Light Atelier networks, which are articulated spot lighting with an essential design and that are malleable to different types of furniture.
Different designs enrich the environment, to which they fit perfectly adding to the space something that determines the type and “character” of the space itself.
The lighting can be the key through which to interpret an environment, making a simple place full of energy and refinement and a sophisticated space something immense.
Text by Luisa Pagani