buds 1 table lamp
In the 1990s, Rodolfo Dordoni designed a collection of table, floor and suspension lamps for Foscarini in brightly colored blown glass, named after the natural elements: Fruits, Blossom and Buds. Today, Buds has been restyled again, interpreting contemporary taste with a sophisticated wealth and focus on materials. The star of the design remains blown-glass, with a five-layer hand-crafted process, which is immediately evident thanks to the larger cut of the diffuser. With the new range of colors - cold brown, cold grey, bamboo green and white, with a straw-yellow internal finish - Buds takes on a dual value: it is warm when the lamp is on and cold when off.
Buds table lamps offer a diffused light and a hand-blown cased five-layer glass diffuser with a glossy finish. The internal glass layer is a pale, straw-yellow color to make the light warmer and the color more intense. The "warm white" version appears ivory in hue when the lamp is on and it remains white when off. The base consists of a totally transparent PMMA cylinder, milled according to a pattern and with a mirror-finish polish applied by hand. The support base is covered with a transparent anti-static protective film. The glass is secured to the base by means of a cup-shaped ring nut; there is an on/off switch on the transparent electrical cable which leads out of an oblique groove in the base. The base is packed in a customized product pouch with specific scratch-resistant material which should be used to clean the base itself. Since the aperture of the glass is rather noticeable, the light bulb remains clearly in sight and thus plays an aesthetic role. For this reason, a retrofit LED or fluorescent light bulb with white globe with a diameter of 4.75" (12 cm) should be used in Buds 1 and 2 - and with a diameter of 3.75" (9 cm) in Buds 3.