The transparency of the glass generates scenographic effects due to the interaction of light with the irregular inner surface of the spheres

The aim was to maintain the transparency of the glass while generating special effects through the interaction of light with the irregular inner surface of the spheres. For this reason, Catellani & Smith's new Par 18 models are characterised by spherical elements in 'golf' glass, a blown glass worked in a mould specially made by Bohemian master glassmakers to obtain a unique texture, according to the brand's specifications and design.

A Chandelier made to measure

The new series consists of the scenic Par 18 Chandelier and the Par 18 wall lamp. The Chandelier version is a personality creation for residential, contract and hotel projects. Over the past few years, the development of a low voltage system with dedicated interchangeable quality light sources has enabled Catellani & Smith to create custom-made Chandeliers to meet the needs of designers and clients.

Different sizes and finishes

Catellani & Smith's design is enriched by the new Par 18 Chandelier, which can be customised with bases in different sizes and finishes, with the number of elements and heights varying to measure. Furthermore, Par 18 Chandelier can be realised with spheres of the same diameter (8 cm or 16 cm) or by combining elements of both sizes. Thanks to the transparency of the glass and the thin cables that support the pendants, Par 18 Chandelier is characterised by the lightness and elegance of the composition, as well as by the particular luminous effect.

Shadows and diffused wall light

Par 18 by Catellani & Smith is a wall lamp, available in standard black and white finishes. Thanks to the light emitted by an extra-low voltage COB LED, Par 18 creates a diffused light as well as a shadow pattern on the wall or ceiling, thanks to the irregular surface of the 16 cm glass sphere.

Lighting effects

The circular base incorporates a brass joint, which allows 350° rotation on the horizontal axis and up to 90° rotation on the vertical axis, enabling the light beam to be adjusted in the desired direction and to recreate striking lighting effects on the wall.