The Arco lamp

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THE ARCO LAMP

It was 1962 and light fell on tables, desks and magazines directly from the ceiling.
There were also floor lamps, but they were unwieldy and didn’t light exactly the point you needed.
An idea came to the Castiglioni brothers, Pier Giacomo and Anchille: to make a marble base and a steel arc-shaped structure which allowed the light to shine exactly on the point you needed. Brilliant!

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Kenny Random: works

Why should an eyewear brand link its name and its latest collection to a street artist and to his works?

The new O-Six collection is aimed at getting a different perspective, and has a lot in common with Kenny Random’s works, who is considered the Italian Bansky.
But in Random’s works we can find romanticism and poetry more than the irony which characterizes Bansky’s works.
Kenny Random’s Street Art reminds us that we should observe the world in a different way, and that we need to look beyond stone alleys and vehicle entrances of our cities. That’s why O-Six brand has chosen Kenny Random’s graffiti for the new eyewear campaign, to get a different perspective!

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Office chest of drawers. Story of an icon

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OFFICE CHEST OF DRAWERS. STORY OF AN ICON

How many times have you seen in an office a chest of drawers like this?
Don’t make the mistake of considering it an ordinary and old object, because this is “The Chest of drawers”.
Therefore, if you own an object like this, before you throw it away, you’d better read this post.

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Glass for interior: the idea of designer Vito Nesta

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NEW LIFE TO OPALINE GLASS WHICH COMBINES WITH STEEL IN THE INNOVATIVE PROJECT BY DESIGNER VITO NESTA

Glass is a very ancient material and glass for interior in a great idea.
In the past great masterpieces were created, but still today this material is capable of inspiring artists, and especially designers.
One of the exhibitions I suggested that you visit on the occasion of the Venice Biennale 2017 is dedicated to Ettore Sottsass and his relationship with glass.

During the last Salone del Mobile designer Vito Nesta presented an innovative project which combines a material of the past, such as opaline glass, with a modern material, such as steel.
With the project RISVOLTI, realized in collaboration with Effetto Vetro, opaline glass, which is gone out of production since the 1950s, is associated to Supermirror steel.
I addressed some questions to Vito Nesta, in order to understand where the idea came from, and how important the relationship between tradition and innovation is to him.

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Swatch watches to collect: Swatch at the Venice Biennale

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SWATCH WATCHES TO COLLECT: SWATCH AT THE VENICE BIENNALE

Swatch watches have marked some of the most important landmarks in my life.
It was a Swatch the first watch my parents bought me; I got many Swatch watches as a birthday present, and it’s a Swatch the watch I wear every day and I’m wearing right now, while I’m writing this post.

In my opinion Swatch watches have always been a symbol of colour and creativity.
Therefore, I wasn’t surprised when I saw a whole Pavilion at the Venice Art Exhibition 2017 dedicated to four young talented artists and a collectible Swatch created for this edition of the Venice Biennale, indeed.
In fact, when I gave you my opinion about the Biennale Arte 2017, I also gave you four good reasons to visit it, and the Swatch project is one of these reasons.

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