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


‘fusion’ lighting collection by fernando and humberto campana
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‘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
prototype
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weaving detail in contrast to the precise crystal glass adornments
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‘cosmo’ ceiling lamp made from bamboo and madder red crystal
prototype
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wicker plaiting is combined with glass elements to create an enclosed vessel
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‘nave’ table lamp made from bamboo with a diffuser in diamond cut clear crystal
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detail of the lamp sheathed by the natural bamboo
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‘amuleto’ table lamp which features a bamboo lampshade with an aquamarine crystal lamp base whose shape refers to the ‘zénith’ candelabra
prototype
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upclose of the juxtaposition of the employed materials
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24-light ‘zénight alvorada’ chandelier which features bamboo and reed shaped arms, as well as hurricane shade holders wrapped in bamboo
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detail of the bamboo arms
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