Surrealist artist Rene Magritte was the starting point for Alessandro Zambelli’s Woodspot table lamp, featuring an unconventional light diffuser with the “unexpected look of a three-dimensional frame”.
Details: The lamp is assembled and varnished entirely by hand. Joined to the moulded support are a base and a light diffuser, both in pine with a natural finish. The base rests at an angle, like the prop of a photo frame. It supports a light diffuser with “the unexpected look of a three-dimensional frame, projected to the boundary of unreality.” says Zambelli.
A “visionary synthesis of material, light and shade, ‘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.”
“The object’s highly unusual profile stands out. This is an iconic shape, which imposes itself on space. The emerging beam lightens the solid materiality of the wood and casts a warm and compact pool of light in the surrounding darkness. It may seem a figment of the imagination, yet it remains firmly anchored in a quintessentially material reality.”
“Like the Magritte painting, it is a recomposition by different rules which sidestep convention. The result is a new and unusual ideal of beauty.”
Woodspot, created for Seletti, will be presented at the next edition of the Maison et Objet show scheduled for September 5th to 9th, 2014.
Source: Photos by Studio Badini Createam.