It’s been 30 years since Rodolfo Dordoni and Foscarini collaborated on Lumiere, a lovely table lamp whose synthesis of elegance and subtlety has made it a living icon.
The designer and manufacturer are paying tribute with Lumiere 30, an updating that introduces dual incarnations of the lamp, both of which exemplify classic glass blowing techniques that create decorative elements on the diffuser’s exterior.
For Bulles (loosely translated as “bubbles”) the glass was blown into a spiked mould that creates air bubbles within the glass, producing an effect of internal decoration while the surface remains smooth.
Pastilles (“pellet,” or "small lozenge candy"), in turn, achieves a decorative surface from a diamond-shaped mould, for a faceted finish with pronounced textural appeal.
Both versions feature the original tripod style die-cast aluminum base that’s hand polished and liquid coated to achieve its beautiful champagne sheen.
Lumiere 30 is a limited edition of 1000. Buyers will receive both versions specially packed in a single box, each of them numbered and signed by Dordoni.
Dordoni and Foscarini are justifiably proud of Lumiere’s longevity, evoking none other than famed fabulist Italo Calvino: “A classic is a work that persists in time, with unique, essential characteristics that make it continue to stand out in the background noise of passing fashions.”
To read more about Lumiere 30 and the history of the Lumiere Table Lamp, see Foscarini.