A lighting partnership started ten years ago
This year Pedrali is celebrating a special anniversary: ten years of its lighting collection. On the occasion of the 30th edition of Euroluce at the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019, the Italian company showcased two new products which confirm the “lighting” partnership with designers Basaglia Rota Nodari.
Among the novelties of 2019, Tamara is a suspension light that takes inspiration from the shape of the headlights of early twentieth-century automobiles, paying homage to Tamara de Lempicka, modernist painter, icon of elegance and charm. Made from aluminium powder coated, Tamara stands out for its soft form, in which fleeting, rounded yet angular lines combine to make a versatile product. The light produced provides direct illumination of the surface beneath; however, an opening in the upper section of the shade and the convex profile of the closer in opaline polycarbonate allows a delicate band of light to shine onto the ceiling.
TO.BE is a suspension light, ironically named to reflect its shape – a tube suspended in the air. An essential lamp, with a narrow cylinder in polycarbonate, white powder coated inside, available in a wide palette of colours outside, with a hole in the upper part of the diffuser that allows light to shine out and illuminate the ceiling.
It was 2009 when L001 was designed, Pedrali’s first indoor lamp by Basaglia Rota Nodari: with its pure lines, it creates an ethereal mood thanks to its diffuser, which is translucent like glass but possesses all the advantages of moulded polycarbonate. Over the years, the successful collaboration between the Italian brand and the two designers resulted in the L002 collection, characterised by soft, fluid shapes and its evolution L004. By contrast, Time Out and Happy Apple were designed to light gardens and patios. The family is completed by two now-iconic lamps: Colette, presented in 2013, a table lamp in polycarbonate that stands out for its sculptural shapes and the colour, and Giravolta, from 2017, an outdoor wireless lamp with a contemporary design. It is easy to carry and its swivelling diffuser allows to direct the light 360 degrees. Inspired by the lanterns of times past, Giravolta is able to create a magical atmosphere.