The act of seeing, as a creative action and as an interpretation of the perceived reality, is the conceptual foundation from where this project was born.
Lightscape is a physical interpretation of our experience of recall: three colors are combined as a material synthesis of a precise moment that is light, space, and time. A moment to look back on, as it is stamped in our mind, by way of a minimal landscape of light that offers again the visual perception of our lived experiences: the island of San Servolo in Venice, during a summer storm; an autumn walk in Oregon; an evening at San Vigilio, looking at Garda Lake.
Each Lightscape lamps is composed by two symmetric series of three concentric cylinders. Thanks to a telescopic movement the cylinders can slide one into the other, allowing for a manual modulation of the emitted light. When the lamp is completely extended, the light is brighter. Gradually stacking the cylinders, the light emission becomes lower and lower and its tonality progressively changes depending on the superimposition of the three different colors of the glass.
The small collection, composed of three pieces, has been realized thanks to the skillful combination of ancient crafts and contemporary manufacturing techniques: in a first stage large colored mouth-blown glass cylinders are transformed in flat sheets following an ancient Medieval method; the glass sheets are then curved to the desired shape, thanks to the implement of an innovative system with movable glass moulds.
A landscape is recreated in light, memory is fixed in color for the time to come.