The activity of Neri&Hu is founded on constant research and the desire to work on the dynamic interaction of experience, detail, material, shape, and light, rather than adapt to stereotyped formulas.
In a blend of tradition and innovation, Yanzi is a lightweight composition of graphic signs: balanced structures, such as branches or perches, support multiple stylized figures to provide a variety of versions and qualities of light.
They are iconic swallows with a brushed brass body, with their head like a white glass sphere enclosing light, either flying free or contained in glass cages.
There is unique sensibility in matching warm and cold, essential yet refined materials.
The Yanzi collection, introduced in 2017, comes both in standard versions – table, floor, and two different suspensions – and as a perfect range of elements to create small and large customized suspensions.
Yanzi is an open system, ideal for creating lightweight compositions and light landscapes that animate any space with an elegant poetic attitude.
The base elements – two stylized swallows, a glass dome, and black rods available in countless lengths – give life to multi-level frames that run across space in all directions, animated with figures that peek out in different positions.
Countless solutions can be generated, customized by geometry, height, and width, as well as by light distribution in space. This can be balanced each time according to the number of luminous figures supported by the frame.