'tunisia' by giacomo ravagli for nilufar unlimited
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'tunisia' by italian designer giacomo ravagli is part of a new collection by nilufar unlimited, on show at the KME showroom, milan, italy.
the edition is part of an exhibition entitled 'copper unlimited' showcasing the diversity of the KME copper. the pieces celebrates the architecture of milan
in the first years of the 20th century reflecting the imagery of the bold skyscrapers through artisanal skills and engineering systems.
it is crafted from KME's copper net mesh, which allows the lantern to emit a warm and abundant source of light.
detail of copper mesh
the chandeliers can be expanded during its life-cycle through the addition of section, above or below the individual elements.
the objects create a new application to this material which has been traditionally used in other parts of the home, hidden away for utilitarian use.
made up of three components measuring 1.5 meters in length, the sections can be transformed into a table for floor lamp presenting the possibilities
of the collection. each pendant is composed by an octagonal piece of plied natural copper held together through a central tube made of mirrored
stainless steel hiding the electrical elements and plugs.