Imagined as a dialectic of interior and exterior, the Sfera collection designed by Michele
De Lucchi transcends the crystal at its very core.
While paradoxically invisible, the wealth of detail is inescapable.
Sfera doubles sensations and pleasures by simultaneously diffusing and receiving its magnified light even as it diffracts.
The magic in the Sfera collection resides in the alchemy of skilled layering. Inspired by the glassblower’s first injection of air into the mass of molten glass, the spherical globe imprisons and shields within it a variation on a Baccarat decanter.
The contours and boundaries show to be infinitesimal. When switched on, the bulb dissolves inside the decanter as the contained becomes the containing, in a two way exchange between matt and glossy. As a ceiling light, floor light or lamp, Sfera stands out like a beacon. Its shadows mingle and fascinate, light brilliantly diffracted for reaching the shine.