Published on : Thursday, February 18, 2016
Once again this year, for Salone del Mobile 2016, CITCO expands its design collection with new furnishing complements created in collaboration with leading international designer. The latest creations include the Totem and Splash lamps, respectively by Ferruccio Laviani and Arik Levy.
Totem is a table lamp that comes from the material itself with which it is made – marble – and the colours of the various stones selected for its manufacture generate the chromatic range and transparent effects, thanks to varied thicknesses. It has been designed in two sizes, to use as a lamp to place on a cabinet or a desk; and a smaller one to use on a bedside table, a reading table, or beside a sofa.
Ferruccio Laviani shared, “I have worked on marble with CITCO for many years, exploring its application in the world of coverings for walls and floors, but this is the first time I have applied this experience to an object. I was intrigued by the idea of something that would be more like a presence, a table sculpture, a reminder of Brancusi with an abstract, anthropomorphic form, but also useful at the same time, not just beautiful.”
Splash lamp designed by Arik Levy has also been created with marble. He says, “CITCO is a perfect partner for this experiment of turning marble into ‘liquid’ once again. My idea is to make marble look and feel flexible and fluid, create the sensation that it is melting before our very eyes, or constantly changing. Like the waves of the ocean splashing over rocks, my marble Splash evokes this moment of dynamic movement and elasticity.”