09 Nov 2015 • Frame Publishers
Sculptural elements of the PreciousDesign Collection mesmerise with light
Terzani's Precious Design Concept is luxury evolved. Each piece in this new lighting collection breaks the staid boundaries of traditional luxury, and incorporates stunningly modern design, cutting-edge technology, artisan craftsmanship and precious materials. The result are sculptures of light whose illumination transforms spaces through dynamic lighting and shadow effects. They create a new visual language of what luxury is, one that reflects both today’s aesthetics, architecture and design traditions yet also pushes towards the future.
Working to redefine the way luxury lighting is conceived and made, Terzani has been combining traditional Italian craftsmanship with modern technology since it was founded in Florence in 1972. Sergio Terzani’s original vision was to create handmade lighting that blurs the lines between art, luxury and design. The resulting pieces are sculptural and beautiful, upholding longstanding traditions of metal and glass work, with a meticulous eye for design detail. While many of the designs are created in-house by Terzani’s experienced design team, it also collaborates with renowned designers like Dodo Arlsan, Nigel Coates, Maurizio Galante, Christian Lava, Studio 14 and Luca Martorano & Mattia Albicini and Simone Micheli.
Terzani’s dialogue also includes the creative minds of its clients. Using its capability to manufacture custom items, Terzani makes discrete products and modifies existing product lines to help clients realize their visions. With this collection and Terzani’s commitment to continued innovation, it’s clear that Terzani continues to succeed in its brand mission of staying rooted in past artisan traditions while continuing to create new lighting directions for the future. For all these reasons, the company is growing and has expanded its exports to a growing number of countries.
Mizu, Flowing Light.
Inspired by the tranquil and mesmerizing light refractions created by water, Nicolas Terzani-designed Mizu is a customizable pendant light from Terzani. Like water droplets, no two Mizu are alike, each crystal shape is unique and made meticulously by hand. Using only the clearest crystal (24% lead), Mizu perfectly emulates water’s refraction of light, casing amazing patterns around the room, reminiscent of flowing water. Also available in gold leaf and silver dust.
Volver, Breath of new Light.
At Terzani, we are fortunate to work with some of the brightest, young stars in Italian design. For Volver, designer Diego Bassetti and architect Andrea Panzieri of Studio 14, protegés of Bruno Rainaldi, applied their multidisciplinary approach to create Terzani’s first LED suspension light. This geometric design combines thin nickel chains with the latest in LED technology to create a light that is both elegant and modern. A breath of new light, Volver melds technology and art to achieve a new level of luxury.
Atlantis, a Precious Wave.
Seemingly alive, Atlantis shimmering light creates a vibrant source of energy. Its mesmerizing, organic effect is created by hundreds of illuminated lengths of draped, nickel chain. Like water in the ocean, Atlantis chains appear liquid, cascading over its gloss nickel bands and falling down towards the abyss before turning back into itself. Barlas Baylar's Atlantis is composed of almost three miles of chain, meticulously hand-crafted by master Italian artisans.
Anish, Playing Spoons.
A playful study of reflection, the idea for Anish was born when designer Dodo Arslan, while playing with his daughter, became fascinated by the almost infinite reflections spoons unleashed due to their concave and convex surfaces. Taking this idea to a larger scale, Dodo took inspiration from Italian flatware manufacturer Sambonet and created a pendant composed of a range of spoons from the smallest teaspoon to serving spoons which magnifies the reflective quality of this shape. The result is an installation that creates a “galaxy” effect of seemingly endless light.
Doodle, Freehand Design.
We no longer march in a straight line. Our lives are dynamic, intertwining collections of relationships, experiences and journeys. Reflecting the fluidity of our generation, designer Simone Micheli has created a new, contemporary light. Like us, each Doodle is a unique pendant handcrafted by artisans to resemble a randomised path. To give us control over the journey we want to take, each LED bulb can be placed anywhere on the light, not only reflecting the choices we make in life, but giving Doodle a special flexibility.
Core, Eruption of Light.
Core, designed by Christian Lava, is reminiscent of the natural energy at the heart of our world. Like bright lava seeping through the earth’s crust, vibrant spheres of faceted crystal break through the iron surface of this pendant. Forcing light to pass through this metal structure results in a powerful, vibrant exchange of forces light and shadow erupt across the room, as the LED light pours through, as the light itself emits an organic radiance.