Alessandro Zambelli has designed “Woodspot” for Mantua-based furniture company Seletti, an item that will make its debut at the next edition of Maison et Objet, scheduled for 5-9 September 2014. Zambelli’s design draws inspiration from a series of paintings by Magritte, called The Empire of Light.
“The Empire of Light” is all about light and its power. Shadows and reflections, darkness and sudden flashes stretch the imagination to its most surreal limit. Magritte’s visionary genius also offers the starting point for our latest design story.
Zambelli’s new design is a table lamp assembled and varnished entirely by hand. The lamp is composed of a base and a light diffuser, both made in pine with a natural finish. The diffuser itself is available in ivory, white, flesh pink or pastel green. Similar to a prop of a photo frame, the base rests on an angle supporting the light diffuser. The angular design makes the unusual profile stand out. The directional light casts a warm and compact pool of light in the surrounding darkness.
Woodspot simultaneously surprises, fascinates and enchants, because it conceals something mysterious within itself. The visionary synthesis of material, light and shade blurs the boundaries of everything. Like the Magritte painting, it is a recomposition by different rules which sidestep convention.
Woodspot is 22 cm long, 44 cm high, and 23 cm deep. The lamp fitting is suitable for light sources of up to 60W.