In a land kissed by the sun, nature, colours and artisan expertise bring life to highly expressive pieces dense with archetypes, including Flora, the collection inspired by the Monstera Deliciosa plant. Sixty petals surround a satin sphere illuminated from its core. The lamp is available both as a suspension version, as well as a ground version resting on thin legs that resemble a ower’s pistils.
The petals’ shiny finish, to which we have added gun-metal grey, is achieved through an innovative aluminum vapourization system that creates an evocative play on light, seemingly stolen from the sun at its zenith.
“I have always wanted my style to reflect my homeland in Brazil through global exchanges, technological experimentation, and the fusion of handcrafted process applied to industrial design. These design approaches have allowed me, over time, to translate my country’s culture and identify the unmistakable characteristics intrinsic to each object: proportion and functionality. A lighting installation should enrich a space, giving it aesthetic value and functional ease.
The lights are not just only pieces of furniture
Light should bring beauty to the object that houses it, respecting the object’s identity and the necessities of those who have chosen it for their personal space.” Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 1978. Zanini de Zanine grew up watching his father José Zanine Caldas working on architecture, sculpture and design projects. However, he only reached professional maturity after his experience in Sergio Rodrigues’ studio, where he produced his first piece of furniture. He graduated in Industrial Design in 2002, and straight afterwards produced the craft-made “Reclaimed Woods – Limited Editions” series, solid wood furnishings using recovered materials such as columns, beams and items from old houses. In 2004, he moved into industrial production using other materials in addition to wood, such as plastic, methacrylate and metal, and began collecting some of the most important Brazilian and international design awards, including the IF Awards. In 2013 he began to collaborate with Italian company Slamp, designing the suspension lamp Flora.