michele de lucchi: sfera for baccarat
 
michele de lucchi: sfera for baccarat michele de lucchi: sfera for baccarat
may 25, 2011

michele de lucchi: sfera for baccarat

‘sfera’ ceiling lamp by michele de lucchi

the ‘sfera’ collection by italian designer michele de lucchi for french crystal manufacturer baccarat transcends the elegant material at its very core. while paradoxically invisible, the details of each of the lamps are inescapable, the crystal bulbs simulatneously diffusing and receiving magnified light even as they diffract.

‘sfera’ resides in the alchemy of skilled layering. its design is influenced by the first injection of air a glassblower makes into a mass of molten glass, the spherical globe imprisoning and shielding within it a variation on the form of a baccarat decanter. switched on, the bulb dissolves inside the vessel as the contained becomes the containing, in a two-way exchange between matte and glossy finishes. as a ceiling, floor or table lamp, the shadows of ‘sfera’ mingle and produce a brilliantly defracted light.

‘only diamonds are able to make the brilliance of light brighter still by magnifying its splendour through its sparkling radiance, identical to a shaft of light. only crystal can achieve that same feat.’ – michele di lucchi

‘sfera’ small size ceiling lamp

double sided floor lamp, blown and beveled, handle and base in brushed nickel-plated brass

‘sfera’ table lamp

sketch of composition

‘sfera’ table lamp display

‘sfera’ collection at the ICFF image © designboom

first presented at baccarat highlights during the milan design week 2011, the ‘sfera’ collection was most recently on show at the ICFF international contemporary furniture fair 2011.

Michele De Lucchi from emencia on Vimeo.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    490,385 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample