Oluce will feature in the 2018 edition of the ADI Design publication, the first volume of the two-year series that presents the products short-listed for the ADI 2020 Compasso d’Oro award.
Eva is a product that originates from and builds on the intimate contact between light, shape and movement. The body of the design is a ball containing the LED light source; the ball is open on one side and stands on a slim cylindrical base. The inside of the ball is concealed by a surface that almost perfectly completes it, closing it like a sphere that recomposes itself, with the exception of a circle, a luminous circular chink of light that recalls the phenomenon of an eclipse. As this circular surface moves towards the interior or exterior of the ball, it allows different amounts of light to pass through, creating intimate, mellow atmospheres, and revealing glimpses of the fine gold leaf walls inside the Eva lamp with varying degrees of clarity.
The Compasso d’Oro award is the most prestigious recognition of production and design quality in goods, services, processes and systems produced in Italy. Oluce, which also won the award in the 1960s and 1970s with iconic designs such as the Atollo by Vico Magistretti and Spider by Joe Colombo, has had many other products featured in ADI Design publications. With its recognizable design-oriented style and the contribution of Italian and international designers, the company has succeeded in creating a collection made up of iconic pieces and new classics of Italian design that reach beyond fashions and styles.