Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

New lighting collection inspired by Oskar Schlemmer's 'Triadischen Ballett' from 1924

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Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura
23/02/2021 - Working on the basis of the classic chandelier, Nuura is now launching the Rizzatto collection designed by internationally renowned lighting designer Paolo Rizzatto.
 
With a long and distinguished career in the field of lighting and a fascination for chandeliers, Paolo Rizzatto is Italy's answer to Poul Henningsen of Denmark, so he is the perfect match for Nuura's ambition to spread light and joy.
Paolo Rizzattp, Photographer Miro Zagnoli

Paolo Rizzattp, Photographer Miro Zagnoli

'I have recently been working extensively with the topic of chandeliers. This fascinating subject has always been on my mind throughout my career as a lighting designer. That was why I enjoyed the stimulating challenge of creating a new collection of lamps based on the chandelier,' says Paolo Rizzatto.
 
His encounter with Nuura took place after three coincidences; the sale of the company, his admiration of Poul Henningsen and a telephone call from Paolo Rizzatto's daughter in New York, who'd met a friend who introduced her to Nuura. After a pleasant chat with Sofie Refer, Nuura's Creative Director, about the fascination for chandeliers that they shared and their understanding of lighting, Paolo began working on the new collection taking his inspiration from Oskar Schlemmer's 'Triadischen Ballett' from 1924.

'Throughout my extensive career as a lighting designer, I have received many invitations to work with lots of different stakeholders in the lighting sector: multinational corporations, and companies of all sizes. I have not considered these offers since 1978, when I founded my previous company, Luceplan. Until now,' says Paolo Rizzatto.
 
The Rizzatto collection has been designed to last and comprises two pendants and a ceiling light. The organic shapes created by the mouth-blown glass are one feature all three have in common. The pendants comprise brass-coloured anodised aluminium and mouth-blown glass. The light unfolds from its source, and diffuses wonderfully through the opal-white glass, creating soft, comfortable quality lighting. Two of the pendants are height-adjustable, making them versatile for use in private homes or public places. The ceiling light is mounted directly on the ceiling, making it possible to create unique, decorative ceiling lighting.

The collaboration with Paolo Rizzatto is part of Nuura's strategy of working with external designers to enrich and create greater diversity within Nuura's design range. Nuura's collections are based on the chandelier, and external designers must work in quality materials that provide high-quality light diffusion. 
 
Nuura takes its inspiration from the Nordic design tradition, based on simplicity combined with respect for nature and the environment. The objective is to create an aesthetic design that spreads joy and quality lighting.

'Working with Paolo has been inspirational and educational. He is one of the most exciting lighting designers on the international scene and has created a whole range of stunning classics. Paolo has extensive experience within lighting and works with considerable attention to detail. The combination of his immense passion for light and lighting design brings a fantastic degree of energy to our partnership,' says Sofie Refer, Creative Director, Nuura.

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Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura

Paolo Rizzatto for Nuura


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