wig suspension lamp

wig suspension lamp

wig suspension lamp

Design Chris Hardy, 2011
Varnished metal, steel cables, methacrylate
Made in Italy by FontanaArte

"This idea of a single mass constructed of smaller individual elements I found to be an interesting concept to visualize through form." -Chris Hardy

The Wig form is comprised of many pieces delicately working together, creating a larger mass. A single piece on its own is seemingly insignificant, but when arranged together a greater form is revealed. This composition gives the fixture a unique character, adding life and personality to the object and furthermore, the context in which it is placed. It is important that a fixture with a character such as this also have a name that carries with it, its own attached emotions. The nature of a wig is adornment, and its purpose is to give new life- much like that of a light. Not only does this name lend to its persona, but it happens to show a comparable aesthetic.

The diffuser is made up by a composition of curved petals in white glossy varnished metal. Ceiling rose in the same color as the shade. Adjustable hanging cables in steel. Lower diffuser disc in satin methacrylate.

25.2" dia. | 10.2" h | cable: 78.7" h
requires 3x60W E26 incandescents | UL approved

$2,980.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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The Fontana Arte company was formed in 1932 by Gio Ponti under the parent company Luigi Fontana, a leader in advanced glass manufacturing and design. Ponti was a skilled artist in many trades as well as the editor of Domus magazine. He had an intuition to use glass as a distinguishing feature in furniture, lamps and objects. Already designing homes, he could employ this concept in the interior décor. Fontana Arte produced many ornate stained-glass windows in churches, cathedrals, and palaces, including the Duomo of Milan and the Cathedral of Brasilia. Years later, the company has built a name collaborating with respected designers and architects. Fontana Arte continues to evolve and reach out to work with more designers and other companies.
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