MELTING POT: A CONTEMPORARY TOWER OF BABEL

 

Design by Sandro Santantonio

 

A contemporary Tower of Babel featuring a variety of shapes and decorations mingled harmoniously
Melting Pot is a collection of pendant and wall-mounted luminaires made up of lampshades with different shapes and decorations assembled together: a novel Tower of Babel, where the diversity of colours and shapes generates harmony. What emerges is a charming architectural construction, an appealing blend of apparently conflicting characters and styles revealing the talent and ideas of a designer bent on creating a contemporary, multi-faceted light source.

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Light and dark patterns outside, white and gold interiors

 

The lampshades are proposed in pre-defined combinations of light and dark patterns, the former with white interior and the latter with gold interior. The decorative motifs of the external patterns include subtly optical designs, stripes, squares and elegant stylised floral motifs – all the same on both light and dark versions.

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Pendant luminaires available in three different sizes

 

The lampshade unit is held together by means of elastic braces. The framework of the lampshades is made of iron rods coated with self-extinguishing PVC coupled with printed fabric. The gold PVC finish of the interior of the dark version is opaque, while the PVC of the light version allows light to filter through. The pendant luminaires are available in three different sizes: Ø 102 cm with 3 lights, Ø 51 cm with a single light and 120 cm with 4 lights. The wall-mounted luminaire comes in a single version with two lights (37 cm base).

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