FOSCARINI at Stockholm Design Week 2018
Stockholm Design Week 2018 has just come to an end. The Swedish capital lights up with a number of events both inside and outside the exhibition stands.
Foscarini was among the Italian firms taking part in the exhibition, a brilliant and eclectic brand focused on lamp manufacturing. All eyes were on Foscarini, thanks to the installation by Andrea Anastasio at the Italian Embassy. The Filo lamp was the main attraction of the installation, created specifically for the invitation-only event, accompanying guests along the rooms of the palace. As far as his creation is concerned, Anastasio said: “The windows of the palace were covered by canvases on which spotlights highlighted some iconic Foscarini lamp contours. The windows became views on imaginary home interiors, with a prospective and spatial inversion”.
Different versions of FILO table lamp by Foscarini, designed by Andrea Anastasio.
In the dining room, special pedestals supported some Filo table lamps placed in the middle of seventeenth century still life paintings hanging on the walls. “I wanted to transform the paintings into pictorial auras, while carrying them into another perceptive dimension”. In the same hall, there was some tableware directly related to the still life paintings to compose elaborate “triumphs”, created by the artist by weaving the same Filo lamp electric wire.
Accessories for FILO table lamp by Foscarini.
Foscarini was also present at the exhibition with a stand by Luca Nichetto, in the area dedicated to both Bar Design and Design Talk. “For the first time, both spaces dedicated to Bar Design and Design Talk have been united”, said Nichetto while talking about his project named ‘Ratatouille’. “A space that combines both of the areas in an unexpected way has been created, accepting influences from different historical times to get an extremely contemporary outcome. Visitors were immersed in an environment ranging from film classics to Roman arenas, from Stonehenge to Japanese gardens”. The Foscarini range chosen for this area was the Plass Lamp, also designed by Nichetto, which decorates the whole area with different selection of this suspension lamp, along with Lumiere XXL and XXS by Rodolfo Dordoni, and Satellight by Eugeni Quitllet.