Venexia, designed by Matteo Thun, inspired by Venetian briccole for lighting outdoor spaces

Light as an essential component of the architectural project, to transform spaces into vivid atmospheres. So Panzeri renews its identity and the “story of light” after 70 years in the business, while remaining firmly anchored to the Italian manufacturing tradition. It has entrusted Matteo Thun with its third collection. After the Tubino indoor light and Firefly in the Sky for outdoors, Matteo Thun again collaborates with Panzeri on the new Venexia collection inspired by the briccole, the wooden mooring posts that are a feature of the city in the lagoon. Available in three suspension, wall and bollard versions, Venexia combines vertical and circular lines in a form that is both restrained and decorative. With a distinctive “mushroom” shape, the lamps come in different sizes and are available in Corten, micaceous grey or varnished wood with satin-finish brass accessories. Panzeri’s new stylistic hallmark, geometric and minimalist, both for technical and decorative lighting, also embraces Venexia, a warm and enveloping light for outdoor spaces.

At a glance

What is it?
A family of outdoor lamps designed for both residential and contract use.
What is the design concept?
Inspired by the Venetian briccole, the wooden mooring poles seen everywhere in the lagoon and canals, and by the movement of water, the Venexia collection has a modern design devised to illuminate outdoor spaces with a warm light rich in reflections.
How is it made and from what materials?
The three models (suspension, bollard and wall lamp) are designed by combining vertical and circular lines. The body is in metal, available in three finishes, micaceous grey, varnished wood with satin brass and Corten accessories, while the head disk is cast in glass.
How is it produced and where?
The cover plate is in lathe-turned aluminum, the glass has the irregular appearance typical of casting, enhancing its decorative qualities. All Panzeri products are produced at its Biassono headquarters, in the province of Monza e Brianza., Italy.
What skills are needed to manufacture it?
All Panzeri products are made using both industrial and craft processes. The finishes, for example, are the result of a series of processes carried out strictly by hand. The craft component is an expression of the uniqueness of each product and guarantees its quality.
What is its added value?
Venexia combines the high quality of Panzeri products with close attention to the decorative appearance rarely find in outdoor products, especially the bollard type.
Three adjectives to describe it?
Functional, simple, poetic.
In the designer’s own words
“After developing two products with Panzeri, Tubino and Firefly in the Sky last year, Venexia completes our vision of timelessness and simplicity. Venexia offers high quality outdoor lighting and excellent technological expertise, its lines are reduced to the maximum.”