Telling life and stories opened through the streets, alleys and squares that each of us travels every day.
Reflecting the soul and the body of an entire metropolis, according to its simple plan.
Protagonist in the thirties of Charlie Chaplin masterpiece City Lights
, the city becomes muse, and raw material for the creative work of designer Marco Vincenzi and Andrea Caturegli.
Conceived for the Lucca-based company Martinelli Luce, which for two years has firmly inserted in its catalog, the City suspended direct light is characterized by a cylindrical reflector in painted metal which shows a total white look, while inside, the colors are white, blue and yellow, depending on the tastes of the customer. But it is in the lower diffuser that the lamp reveals its true inspiration: the laser cutting of acrylic fact allows to reproduce the map of two of the most suggestive and romatic European destinations, Paris and Lucca, reflected by their mazy urban skeleton.
The laser technique used to reproduce a map of the city allows for maximum customization: profiles of capital, plans to metropolis but not limited to; any design can become an expression of form and light thanks to the versatility of Studiòvo and to know-how production of Martinelli Luce.
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Looking back, taking the purity and authenticity of the primitive forms without renounce to the plenty of content and meaning hidden in every object, in every place, in every story. It's just the manual pages of ancient history that designers Marco Vincenzi and Andrea Caturegli, in collaboration with the architect Paolo Frello, drew to create and give name to Armille, the spectacular and ethereal interior suspension realized for Martinelli Luce.
Its etymology, from the Latin language armus
(that is humerus, the bone of the upper arm), leads us directly to ancient Rome, a time of prosperity and strength in which the brave soldiers of imperial Army played the role of protagonists of city life, fighting in cruel battles. On the wrist, but also on the arms and ankles they used to wear "armille", concentric bracelets of various materials (such as the metal rod, the metal elements detached, ivory, bone, amber etc. ), symbols of brilliant skill and irrepressible physicality.
From the circular shape of these precious jewels, born today a decorative suspension, whose intensity is equal to the power of its original etymological meaning. All this is possible thanks to the diffused light from the white steel reflector opened in its upper part and, at the same time, from direct sunlight diffuser in satin opal methacrylate.
Armille sees everything, and everything lights up. As a pupil, a brilliant light source, the suspension signed Studiòvo shows that he has learned its - history - lesson very well!
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