LED alabaster and brass table lamp
The antithesis between light and dark, between Sun and Moon, is everlasting, like part of the same flow of existence. Many allegorical meanings have been given to the necessary relationship between two elements that each exist as a consequence of the other. The new lamp Alchimie T, designed by Giulia Archimede for Catellani & Smith, investigates this dimension whose components are diametrically opposed but always, and for ever, connected. Alchimie T is an exquisite sculpture composed of two discs in brass and alabaster – the latter used for the first time in a Catellani & Smith creation – that, with a light touch of the hand, slide in parallel to one another on a track-base made of medea limestone. The interaction between light and shade reaches its peak the moment when the two discs overlap and almost mimic an eclipse.
Materials and colours:
Medea limestone base; brass structure, disc and details, alabaster diffuser
low voltage LED strip 10W 3000K
plug driver 110-240V
with on/off on the base