giacomo ravagli: barometro lamps
giacomo ravagli: barometro lamps giacomo ravagli: barometro lamps
feb 24, 2011

giacomo ravagli: barometro lamps

‘barometro lamps’ by giacomo ravagli images courtesy of giacomo ravagli / © diana marrone



italian designer and marble sculptor giacomo ravagli has created barometro lamps. the collection, produced in collaboration with edizioni nilufar for milan design week 2011, is the first for the young designer.


composed of copper and rare italian marble, the lamps – available in floor and table versions – represent a time and labor intensive process. chosen for its beauty and the rarefaction of its quarrying, the blocks of marble are all unique in their form and coloring.



‘barometro’ table lamp



geometric lampshades, formed by the delicate twisting and splicing of copper, contrast the organic but angular bases. presented in its natural beauty, the handmade shades will eventually patina, reflecting its aging beauty.



detail of copper shade and marble joint



regarding the design, giacomo ravagli says:


‘in the beginning I didn’t have much money to invest, and the marble is expensive. so I decided to work on some leftover of rosso levanto marble I had from a previous commission. what I did is basically give a rational shape to the irrational and irregular form of the row pieces, then sanded and polished, like diamonds. for the copper lampshades I decided the form and size in an endless game of golden proportion with the marble base’



chunks of marble that will become the base






blocks of excavated stone



designer giacomo ravagli



leveling the base of the marble



sanding the stone





construction of copper shades



top view



a collection of shades before being completed



3/4 of unfinished table lamp

  • I would love to see one finished with the light on.
    I think this is craftsmanship. I bet in the correct setting these are magnificent.

    ski.beth says:
  • Nice idea

    andrew says:
  • Why don’t you show a finished work?

    lancelots says:
  • @lancelots
    the second image is a finished one

    cd says:
  • it could be a whole lot better if the copper shades were polished!

    cj says:
  • materia e forma. what else?
    happy man!

    buzzoff says:
  • Fancy 🙁

    Hannes says:
  • what would be cool would be to allow the exterior of the copper shades to oxidize/patina but by coating the interior, retain a high polish surface

    dbkii says:

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