The force of geometry:
“The universe... is written in the language of mathematics, and the characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these one goes wandering about in a dark labyrinth”.
(Galileo Galilei, The Assayer, 1623)
The high transparency, durability and versatility of borosilicate glass have intrigued and stimulated this application.
The conical and hemispherical shapes are controlled manually and are obtained by the expansion of the heated glass to the flame. The holder has constant shape, is transparent and is represented as a sheath to the porcelain bulb holder. The minimal structure is made up of metal components including the quadrangular rosette in painted metal.
In 2002, De Lucchi introduced a family of lamps that evoke the elementary idea of small birds flying happily. This year a sitting small bird completes the family. In all respects this lamp is reduced to basics and essentials of contemporary design but at the same time maintains a poetry all of its own.
Ph. Michele De Lucchi, Luca Tamburlini / Polifemo fotografia (still lifes on white background)
Material / Finishings
blown borosilicate glass
- trasparent green
- satin finish
grey painted metal
Diffuser ø cm 13
Diffuser H cm 13
Europe / Japan rosette
ø cm 8.3 x H cm 3
ø cm 8.3 x H cm 3 with adaptor