Tradition and innovation come together in Oluce lamps
Oluce’s glass lamps are a classic element in its catalogue, something which the company has been able to renew over the years while always remaining true to its tradition. The unique allure created by the multiple reflections on the glass is a production technique that is deeply rooted in the past and is accompanied by the design and technology for which Oluce’s products are known, allowing for a modern reinterpretation.
Recuerdo, design by Mariana Pellegrino Soto, is part of a round solid in transparent glass, with an elegant crystal matelassé or quilted effect, inside which the LED light source is protected by a frosted glass cylinder, creating plays of light and reflections inside the space.
Recuerdo includes a single suspension lamp version and a table lamp, where the sphere is replaced by a chrome metal disc.
The concept of Alba starts with a very simple element: the designer’s imagination was inspired by a drop of water – which she puts to use in different ways, depending on the model. References to the world of nature, with soft shapes contrasted with square lines, together with the use of a satin brass finish and anodic bronze finish, combine to create Alba, a family with a strong visual impact.
The Globe is a lamp which was designed by Joe Colombo in 1964, created in table, suspension and wall lamp versions, available in two sizes. Its pure geometries co-exist in a constant balance between shape and functionality: the transparent blown-glass sphere contains the cylindrical metal reflector that projects its timeless light into space, available in satin nickel or satin gold – anodic bronze finishes.
With their two lamps Lanterna and Lanternina, Marta Laudani and Marco Romanelli succeed in enclosing light in a casing made of air. The two different-sized models share the pure shape, composed of two bell-shaped Murano glass diffusers one inside the other: the first, transparent diffuser, hosts the second sand-blasted one, containing the light source.
n designing this family of lamps, Marta Laudani and Marco Romanelli recover natural elements and 1970-style recollections making them the focal point of the project: the lamp becomes the archetype of a flower, with a central core and radiating petals.
The single element, a transparent blown glass cylinder that contains the source of light, is joined to a metal body to form several combinations, creating, in fact, a stylised flower.
Sam Hecht designs Semplice for Oluce, a table lamp consisting of a single blown glass bell, acting as both the diffuser and the base for the design. The lower end, in fact, rests directly on the floor, while the upper part of the bell is covered internally by a metal cap which encases the luminous bulb. The extreme constructive synthesis of the structural elements of this product is accompanied by painstaking attention to details and finishes.