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Brian Rasmussen talks about his designs for Pallucco
"You need the eyes of a sailor to see the shore beyond the horizon”…This is the way Pallucco has been in the process of design since the 1980s, identifying and choosing what are the trends in style more than what is simple fashion.
Over the decades, the production of the company has been influenced by different cultures, thus expanding the group of designers producing and experimenting with new projects in the vast world of contemporary design. One of the most recent collaborations is that with Brian Rasmussen, Danish architect and designer who has been interviewed about Grid and Ring, two suspended lamps designed for Pallucco.
What are the elements that make Grid an unique lamp?
At first glance, it may look like a classic lamp, but it is the choice of the grid that gives it a particular character and a movement effect.
I have always been fascinated by the purely technical elements, where there is no kind of nostalgia or sentimentality, such as the anti-glare grids of the technical lamps.
So does the inspiration come from the combination of technology and decoration?
Yes, I liked the idea of combining a decorative soul with such a technical object. The dome continues to be the technological part of the lamp from which the light comes out.
Is dualism also evident in the combination of the two elements of Grid?
Yes, I wanted to represent an immediate and obvious dialogue between the dome, which is a decorative archetype, and the light of this lamp, distorted by the curves of the grid, which give it movement. The duality in Grid is therefore immediate: on the one side the dome, a regular hemispherical element which is static and rigorous, available exclusively in white or black; on the other one, the grid, which interrupts this rigor by freeing the decorative soul of the lamp through the intersection of lines which curve in the centre.
What type of lighting does Grid offer?
The dome allows to enclose the light source. In this way the source of light is directed downwards, ideal for illuminating a work surface or a dining table. The grid is made of white Forex.
Pallucco, company specialized in the production of decorative lamps, started its activity in the 80s in Veneto and immediately stood out for the unconventionality of its projects and its image.
Today Pallucco is synonym of design culture and exploration among art, architecture and design; the company deals with projects that recover ancient technologies, such as glass blowing in cage, or explore the different aesthetic technologies and possibilities with the aim of creating unique and timeless lamps.
Pallucco has collaborated with leading figures from the world of design and fashion, including photographer Peter Lindbergh or fashion designer Rei Kawakubo or even designers Jurgen Bey and Hannes Wettstein.
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