Milan Design Week has officially started and there is no shortage of inspiring new designs. Italian designer Alessandro Zambelli has debuted a new collection of table lamps designed for Treviso-based Zava, a company specialized in producing metal lighting accessories. Named Reverb, the new collection draws inspiration from old carbide lamps, and is currently on display at Euroluce (stand 15, stall B26).
The feature element of the collection is the concave diffuser with circular screen, supported on a cylindrical base. Acting as an ‘illuminating dish’, Reverb transforms the space into a warm enchanting atmosphere. The all-metal collection is available in carmine red, pastel turquoise and grey beige colour options, and accommodates LED light sources.
In times past, in an autumn dawn, winter peeped from a distance at five friends, who were silently scaling the precipitous slopes of Mount Borgà. “The early morning light inched its way along the village rooftops. The frost glistened like icing sugar on the cobbles of the steep and winding streets. The men used carbide lamps to light the way ahead…” All the experience of life in the raw from Mauro Corona’s mountain tales is embodied in Reverb, the new design by Alessandro Zambelli for Zava: a collection of desk lamps inspired by the carbide lanterns of olden times.
*All images and information courtesy of Alessandro Zambelli.