28 Oct

260/365(+1) by Luca Rossini

260/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO100, f5.6, 1/50, raw

More or less one month ago I shot a picture of our Caboche chandelier, and I talked a bit about the Italian company Foscarini who produces it. At that time, I also told you that we got it for our wedding together with other lamps, because we happen to love lamps.
A couple of weeks ago I shot a view of/from my studio. The shot was taken at dawn the day before Agata’s first birthday, so the post was all about how I felt the same day of the year before, but in the picture there was another one of the lamps we got for our wedding: the smooth and black Spun Light, designed by Sebastian Wrong for Flos in 2003.
Now, we have at least a third design lamp we got for our wedding. Again, it’s produced by Flos. As Foscarini, Flos is an Italian company who, against all the odds, keeps producing top of the line design lights. It’s also the owner of one of the most famous (and sold) industrial design products, the icon of the Italian design school, so much that the MoMA of New York hosts it in its permanent exposition. I’m talking about the Arco, the first industrial design object in history who got acknowledged with the same copyrights than a piece of art.
It’s full of beautiful photos of the lamp, I’m sure you’ll find plenty of them if you’re interested. Today I pictured the inside of the “head” of the Arco, where the silver light bulb lights the white pierced metal. Why? Because the lamp hangs over my desk, and so I look at the things many times everyday, and I keep getting absorbed in its misleading symmetries, its soft contrasts, its perfect shadows, and its black central eye.
So now that I captured it, the eye can look at all of you from your screens too!

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