Oluce: Timeless Light

The latest products on display during Milano Design City 2020

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Oluce: Timeless Light
21/10/2020 - Oluce exhibited its new products for 2019-2020 in Milan at the Milano Design City 2020 event from 28 September to 10 October. For the occasion, the Molteni&C | Dada showroom of Via Solferino, on the corner of Via Pontaccio, hosted the new products in an elegant, contemporary setting. The products on display are the expression of a well-defined aesthetic and of a new way of interpreting spaces: outdoor and indoor lamps, the latest designs by up-and-coming designers, ultra-new takes on classic products by the masters of design, range extensions and products already in the catalogue renewed with new, contemporary finishes.
 
The Ilo family, by designer David Lopez Quincoces from Madrid, offers three product versions: suspension lamp, rise and fall suspension lamp, and wall light. All the models share the same elegant, slender design of the aluminium bar housing the light source, expertly crafted with precision mechanics.
Ilo

Ilo

A tribute to the masters of lighting, names that have contributed to the history of design and of Oluce itself: this year the company presents the reissue of a product from the 50s by Ostuni and Forti.
The lamp, named 1953 after the year of its creation, has two models, floor and table, varying in proportion and size but identical in their design which shifts the whole lampshade section from the centre to the side.
A range that elegantly recalls the style of those years, such as the use of a shade in the classic cylindrical shape and the fine contrast of the satin gold - stem and shade's interior - against the black - the exterior of the shade, the base and the stem grip.
1953

1953

The company’s new products include several designs by young, emerging designers of the European Design Institute (IED) in Rome.
 
Marta Perla has designed Siro, a semi-spherical table lamp with a disc at the front releasing in its interior an oblique light thanks to the slim LED light source. Seen from the front, Siro appears to consist of two two dimensional elements, giving the illusion of being perfectly balanced on a surface.
Siro

Siro

Mariana Pellegrino Soto has designed the main new products for the collections dedicated to both the indoor and outdoor environments: products designed and created for indoors that, with varying finishes, sizes and specifications, can also be used outdoors, and vice versa.
Amanita is a reading lamp consisting of two discs: the first, the slimmest, functions as the base, while the second and thicker of the two houses the LED bulb. The two metal discs are connected and spaced by a slim, oblique stem in the shape of a 'Z'.
The same design, with revised proportions and modified materials and finishes, is also offered in its outdoor version. Amanita is transformed from reading lamp to an elegant outdoor path-light. The Indian bronze finish of this version, together with its stylish silhouette and the transparency of the lamp body in polymethyl methacrylate, make it an object destined to grace the most refined gardens and public spaces of import.
Amanita

Amanita

The project by Federica Farina, on the other hand, is dedicated entirely to the outdoor world. Otto is a path-light with a soft, beguiling shape. The slim disc of the base supports a cylindrical stem on which an adjustable semi-sphere housing the LED light rests, which, thanks to a mechanism allowing it to incline, can direct the strip of light in varying directions.
Otto

Otto

Alongside the new collections, Oluce also presents an expansion of the models, sizes and finishes of several products already in the catalogue.
 
Berlin by Christopher Pillet is an object that reconsiders the common conception of the ceiling light, turning its traditional discretion on its head by transforming it into a stylish, decorative presence, inspired by the aesthetic diktat of the Bauhaus. To coincide with the centenary of this celebrated movement, Oluce is expanding the range of available formats, presenting the new ø50 cm version, to join the ø40 and ø30 cm already in the collection. For use both on the ceiling and on the wall, Berlin consists of a substantial metal ring with a slim profile, enclosing a wired-glass disc. Its satin brass finish evokes art déco, brought up to date by its shape and by the use of LED bulbs.
Berlin

Berlin

The Alba collection designed by Mariana Pellegrino Soto is expanded with two new models and finishes.
The star of the collection is still the polished opal glass drop, inspired in the designer's imagination by a drop of water, and used in several ways depending on the model.
To complete the collection, two floor lamps, with one or two arms, and one table lamp, making it one of the largest ranges available in the Oluce catalogue.
As well as the new models, Alba's available finishes are increasing, with the introduction of the new bronze anodisation for the suspension and floor versions.
Alba

Alba

Semplice, designed for Oluce by Sam Hecht is a table lamp consisting of a single blown glass bell, acting as both the diffuser and the base for the design. The lower end, in fact, rests directly on the floor, while the upper part of the bell containing the luminous bulb is covered internally by a metal cap, today proposed in the new satin gold glaze finish.
Semplice

Semplice

Lys, designed by Silvana Angeletti and Daniele Ruzza, is a suspension lamp characterised by a distinctive sinuous and slender bell-shaped luminous head that hosts the LED light source. An object of sophisticated, discreet elegance presented in the new satin gold glaze and anodic bronze versions.

The same finishes are also proposed for another two lamps in the Oluce catalogue: Kin and Lens.
Kin, a suspension lamp in which the cast aluminium body and Led core are masterfully combined in the design by Francesco Rota, creating an object of explicit yet refined beauty. The flared shape of the body, with its slender thicknesses, is closed with a methacrylate disc from which its Led light is diffused.
Lens, also designed by Francesco Rota, is a wall lamp inspired by contemporary sculpture with a notable decorative value, which plays with the curvature of its surfaces in an interesting interplay of light and mirrors. In fact, Lens is a direct light wall lamp with a concave screen that creates a barrier between the light source and the surrounding area.
 
New finishes are also on the cards for the entire classic collection of Colombo lamps designed by Joe Colombo in 1970, driven by the fast spread of halogen light sources and acknowledged as an icon of the history of Italian design. This project was in fact one of the first lamps for residential use to adopt this new resource, now replaced by a new Led light source. The design of the Colombo lamp– today proposed with base, black chrome stem and anodic bronze adjustable reflector – responds to the demands for clean shapes and technological functionality that have always gone hand in hand with the concept and design of this great designer.
Lys

Lys

Finally, two brand new versions of the iconic lamps designed by Vico Magistretti that have made the history of the company: the Pascal floor lamp proposed – alongside the classic white version with base in pietra erena – in the new anodic bronze version and the Atollo table lamp, also available in the new anodic bronze version.
Two lamps with a level of perfection that enhances Vico Magistretti's design aesthetic: pure geometric shapes, united to create functional, symbolic compositions. In Atollo, the cylinder, cone and semi-sphere combine in a perfect balance of proportions. With Pascal, the cone is highlighted by repetition.
Kin

Kin

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Colombo

Atollo

Atollo

Pascal

Pascal

Siro

Siro

Alba

Alba

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Ilo

Amanita

Amanita

Alba

Alba

Alba

Alba

Alba

Alba

Atollo

Atollo

Berlin

Berlin

Pascal

Pascal

1953

1953

Amanita

Amanita

Alba

Alba

Lys

Lys

Ilo

Ilo

Oluce: Timeless Light

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