Continuing their research on the theme of the relationship between light and glass, Gabriele and Oscar Buratti designed Thea, a collection of lamps for FontanaArte. In this case, the study focused on investigating the magic of the reflections that, thanks to the double diffuser, light gives off when it comes into contact with curved glass surfaces: the first small and internal, in white opaline glass, has the function of diffusing the light homogeneously, while the second, transparent or coloured, collects the light and multiplies it inside. Thea is a versatile family of lamps that covers all types of applications and easily finds its place both in domestic environments and in public and contract spaces such as hotels, restaurants and workplaces. The two designers describe it as “a product with a refined and timeless taste, characterized by shapes with a refined design that reinterpret some classic canons and typical characters of our design, projecting them into a context of contemporary signs.”
The collection is provided with two different versions of the double canopy – small and large – which can rest on a slender stem base or be fixed directly to the wall or still hanging from the ceiling. An expression of a refined and discreet aesthetics, Thea is made of transparent and smoked glass and, for the metal parts, of black nickel and polished copper. It is available in table, floor, wall, ceiling and pendant versions.