EMPIRE By Barovier&Toso
Venetian crystal ceiling lamp
Forcefully three-dimensional, these pieces interact with the architecture of spaces, defining volumes and boundaries. The structure of the Empire lamps is completely concealed, while tubes with a square cross-section descend from the ceiling. The compositions form asymmetrical overturned pyramids, based on the rigorous and energetic geometric shapes of Art Deco. The parts are overlaid and juxtaposed, with different lengths and a rhythmical alternation of colours in the polychrome versions. The a corteccia workmanship of the Venetian Crystal creates irregular variations on the surface and particular refractions of the light, for an overall effect of soft brightness punctuated by sparkling highlights.