Carlotta de Bevilacqua
Architect, designer and above all humanist, Carlotta de Bevilacqua has been a force in contemporary lighting since the 1980’s. A pioneer in LED research and implementation, she created the concept “The Human Light” in which lighting encourages not only the well-being of those who live, work and interact with it, but also the planet. As interested in science of light as the sensory experience, de Bevilacqua seeks to create synergy between products and users through accessible, experimental design. A life-force at Artemide for nearly 4 decades, in addition to her own studio she oversees Danese Milano creating minimal, yet elegant, products which further complement the built environment. In addition to widespread recognition for her work, in 2011, she received a Red Dot Design Award for the Algoritmo and Copernico.
A contemporary interpretation of the 19th century Zanfirico glass-blowing technique yields Invero, an optical, thermal and technological machine with a distinctly handcrafted dimension.
Glass rods are bundled and heated until soft, then attached to 2 pontils and elongated by drawing the softened glass.
Horizontal, alternating stripes of white or blue glass are created on the transparent surface transforming a decorative body into a screening element for diffusing LED light.
-Body in aluminum.
-Diffuser in glass inspired from the classic shape of a Veronese vase.
-Using the Zanfirico glass blowing technique from the 16th Century allows to achieve an exceptional glass shape and finish.