Young Italian brand Incipit has recently launched a new collection of unique practical objects, featuring innovative shapes and simple designs. The collection includes Vide, a ceramic and concrete umbrella stand by the duo Monaco-Pessoni, and Tull, a floor and pendant lamp designed by Tommaso Caldera.
Tommaso Caldera has collaborated with the Italian brand since their first collection. The designer was inspired by old lamps that used to be found in workshops and industrial warehouses. The lamp is based on the idea of taking an object created for industrial use and bringing it to the home space by softening its lines.
Tull has now two additional finishes: copper and nickel, enhancing its vintage inspiration. Both metal finishes are available as polished and matte, creating a strong and refined look. The cage, which in the old lamps used to protect the light source, was redesigned to hold the diffusor; it also conditions the light thanks to strong polished/mat contrasts, creating scenic shadows. The lamp even features a leather handle strap for easy transport.
Dimensions: ø 36 x h 40 cm
The idea behind Vide originated while observing the simple and instinctive gesture of putting an umbrella in its place. The minimalist stand is made of two compositional elements: a white ceramic top, and a solid concrete base. The perforated top allows for easy use. A wooden coat rack completes the project, by being easily placed into one of the perforated holes in the base.
Telling gestures implicit in the surrounding space turns into easily understandable objects where design dissolves into a behaviour, and builds in this way a relationship with people.
Dimensions: small umbrella stand: cm 20x20x10, big umbrella stand: cm 35x33x10
*All images and information courtesy of Incipit.