fernando + humberto campana: fusion for baccarat fernando + humberto campana: fusion for baccarat
may 01, 2013

fernando + humberto campana: fusion for baccarat

‘fusion’ lighting collection by fernando and humberto campanaimage courtesy of baccarat

 

 

 

 

‘fusion’ combines the distinct expertise of french crystal manufacturer baccarat and brazilian designers fernando and humberto campana,offering a collection of lighting which forms an alliance between two very distinct cultures and creative territories.

five pieces complete the set–from small table lamps ‘nave’ and ‘amuleto’, to pendant variations noted by ‘cosmo’ and ‘galaxia’,  rounded out by the 24-light ‘zénith alvorada’ chandelier. each lighting piece is finely handcrafted, with the main body and shades sheathed or enhanced through the weaving and plaiting of natural bamboo or wicker complimented by colored crystal elements, ultimately transforming the primary use of the materials employed into precious objects.

the hybridization of these distinct parts give new meaning to the principles of collage, thus revealing organic shapes, creating contrasts between smooth and textured surfaces. crystal looks to a new future, as an exotic, unconventional light source at the crossroads of art and design.

 

 

 

‘galaxia’ ceiling lamp made from bamboo and lagoon blue crystal prototypeimage © designboom

 

 

weaving detail in contrast to the precise crystal glass adornmentsimage © designboom

 

 

‘cosmo’ ceiling lamp made from bamboo and madder red crystalprototypeimage © designboom

 

 

wicker plaiting is combined with glass elements to create an enclosed vesselimage © designboom

 

 

‘nave’ table lamp made from bamboo with a diffuser in diamond cut clear crystalimage © designboom

 

 

detail of the lamp sheathed by the natural bambooimage © designboom

 

 

‘amuleto’ table lamp which features a bamboo lampshade with an aquamarine crystal lamp base whose shape refers to the ‘zénith’ candelabraprototypeimage © designboom

 

 

upclose of the juxtaposition of the employed materialsimage © designboom

 

 

24-light ‘zénight alvorada’ chandelier which features bamboo and reed shaped arms, as well as hurricane shade holders wrapped in bambooimage © designboom

 

 

detail of the bamboo armsimage © designboom

 

 

 

  • this is incredible!

    fabio says:
  • Blah, blah blah…this appears to be unfinished crafty student work where the student came across some nice crystal and combined it haphazardly with some bamboo. It looks like there is no design intention or focus on form or LIGHT. Who are these for…oh yeah super rich people ‘m sure the price is ridiculous…What do these designs solve, how are they relevant to today or tomorrow? The crystal elements are beautiful, but did they design them? No.

    chris says:
  • commercial extravaganza !!!

    John Iris says:

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