fontana arte sets lamp series within paris' deyrolle taxidermy store fontana arte sets lamp series within paris' deyrolle taxidermy store
sep 09, 2015

fontana arte sets lamp series within paris' deyrolle taxidermy store

fontana arte sets lamp series against the backdrop of paris’ deyrolle taxidermy store
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the renowned italian lighting company fontana arte has presented a diverse array of their products during this year’s paris design week. ranging from their symbolic designs by architect gio ponti, max ingrand and gae aulenti, these lamps were placed among their more recent collaborations all set against a backdrop inside the fascinating house deyrolle in paris.

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fontana artes iconic ‘lampada’ sits next to a set of flamingos
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established in 1831, deyrolle is one of paris’ few remaining taxidermy institutions. a cabinet of curiosities, the historic space was frequented by the likes of surrealist painter salvador dali, and art brut founder jean dubuffet. the establishment comments ‘that with few exceptions, no animals were killed to be naturalized: non-domestic animal species come from zoos, circuses or farms where they died of old age or illness. they have a traceability and protected species are owned and delivered in accordance with the ‘convention de washington’. for this short occasion, the two different companies, both with longstanding names in their different fields have united for this presentation.

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the cabinet of curiosities was established in 1831
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a large catalogue of lights have been playfully dispersed among the rooms in the shop’s upper floor. fontana arte has long been known for their creative collaborations with designers from different experience and backgrounds. respected names such karim rashid, marcello ziliani and sebastian herkner‘s designs have been featured side by side among their ‘2015 collection’.

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‘bianca’ by matti klenell
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the desk lamp is a strong theme explored throughout this showcase, emblematic designs such as gae aulenti and piero castiglioni’s ‘parola’ lamp, paolo zani’s ‘riga’, and shigeru ban’s ‘riga’ have been approached again with the addition of modern technologies, and different colors. their newest designs include odo fioravanti’s ‘volée’: a table lamp with a strong techno imprint that allows for total control of the light. ‘IO’, the wall lamp by claesson koivisto rune, is a small curved lunar disc for LED light sources, and ‘bianca’ by swedish designer matti klenell.

 

 

the unusual, yet compelling location is an engaging treat for the eyes, with the range of lights gently highlighting the animal sculptures on show. fontana arte has chosen a characteristic location to underline their strong history in luminaires and at the same the time, present the lighting designs of some of today’s talents.

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some of the most representative designs of the brand together placed together with a selection of new-gen lamps
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the luminaires have been playfully arranged around the various rooms in the shop
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gently illuminating the stuffed animals around the shop
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‘lunaire’ is a wall and ceiling lamp recalling the phenomenon of light during an eclipse by designer ferréol babin
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old and new lights have been featured side by side for the presentation
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‘blom’, designed by andreas engesvik has been reproduced with three new colors
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the well known ‘daruma lights’ by sergio asti, 1968 
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blom is a lightweight and small light which can be easily handled and moved around
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the lights have been presented with a fascinating backdrop at deyrolle in rue du bac, paris
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  • Fontana Arte proves good taste by placing their products next to stuffed endangered species trophies.

    Stefan says:

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