lumiere xx

lumiere xx

lumiere xx

Design Rodolfo Dordoni, 2010
Lacquered metal, blown glass
Made in Italy by Foscarini

Essential, brand new geometries, created with the expert craftsmanship of master glass-makers for the wall and ceiling versions of Lumiere XXL and Lumiere XXS, which characterise the space with their own dynamism. Their movement is created by their strong lines and by the orientation of the upper surface of the diffuser, which lies oblique to the surface it rests on, as the result of a cut that sections the glass in a surprising and original way.

Rodolfo Dordoni is an architect whose work ranges across art direction, furnishing and lamp designs, exhibitions, renovations, show room and point of sale set-ups. Some of the most famous objects of italian design carry his signature.

This unconventional simplicity is suitable for a wide range of settings: it is perfect as a wall lamp in all environments, including corridors, or could be used as a bedside lamp. By using multiple versions of the two dimensions or simply orientating the glass in a different way you can create an interplay of balanced and lively compositions. Available in two sizes.

XXS: 9.6" dia. | 4.1" d | requires 2x18w G24q-2 type T4 fluorescents
XXL: 13.4" dia. | 5.2" d | requires 1x40w 2GX13 type circline T5 fluorescents

XXS: $716.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 7 days)
Riccardo Olivieri set up Foscarini Spa in Murano in 1981. Two years later, they debuted their catalog, with lamps from Carlo Urbinati and Allesandro Vecchiato, who would become the company’s managers by 1988. Eventually these new owners would move the company off the island and into Venice, as well as transition Foscarini from a glassworks shop to a major design competitor. They had already begun working with external designers in 1985, but their first success came in 1990 with Rodolfo Dordoni’s “Lumiere.” Most all lighting projects were made of glass until 1993, at which point the Havana lamp primarily used polyethylene, making it lighter, more cost-effective, and able to be used indoors and outdoors. It now resides in the MoMA in New York. Other successful lamps would come to define the company, such as the “Mite & Tite” series by Marc Sadler in 2000 (which earned a Compasso d’oro), Patricia Urquiola’s 2005 “Caboche,” and Marc Sadler’s signature lamp "Twiggy."
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