Client / Luce5
Year / 2016
Magnetica is a pendant lamp that combines LED technology and permanent magnets. Two bodies machined from blocks of solid aluminium, one polished and the other lacquered in matt black, are supported exclusively by the force of attraction of magnets at the extremities. The constant magnetic field thus generated gives the lamp a sense of lightness, making it susceptible to external vibrations. The part containing the LED produces a spotlight, that becomes a diffuse glow when close to the upper body mirror. Magnetica, instead of a conventional lamp, can be defined as a kind of installation that invites reflection both on space and light. The project was born on September 2015 for the cultural exhibition Design Pinetum 02 Innesti (Grafts), curated by Bruno Boretti, Silvia Fabbroni, Laura Moretti and Guido Pellegrini: a biennial of design interventions alternated with works of artists in residence, designed to be inserted in the beautiful setting of the seventeenth-century Villa Gaeta and in its nineteenth-century arboretum in the Pinetum of Moncioni in Chianti (Tuscany). Its success has convinced LUCE5, the company that made the prototypes, to produce the lamp in a series.
Concept and design / Vittorio Venezia
Collaboration in the project / Andrea Signoretto
Sale / Rossana Orlandi Gallery
Photo / Francesca Ferrari