BDJ, Belle de Jour, is the result of a study on the Venetian glassmakers who were exiled on the close... Read More
BDJ, Belle de Jour, is the result of a study on the Venetian glassmakers who were exiled on the close island of Murano during the Doge era because of safety problems related on the production itself with high temperature fornace.
Venetian glass objects were the main and finest productions of the world and we started from this precious material to create a magic atmosphere with a lighting sculpture. We aim to give feeling through an object that modifies its features depending on the habitat around. The unique opal glass chemical and physical composition reacts in a multitude of variations when hit by daily natural light and forced to enchant when stimulated by artificial sources.
During the research of this specific material we discovered how hard is the supply nowadays, and most of all the modern production shifts on very traditional and timid objects. We feel the necessity to give a new life to opal glass through a contemporary yet timeless piece and show the relevance of how can a single, strong, charming material can share so many feelings at once, like a spell.
We landed on the idea of this floor lamp to create a piece that could gather the attention on itself like a fireplace, an amulet or the moon surface. Shining and magical, a feeling of warm pleasure that explodes from infinite sparkling light and color fragments. Focusing on the glass guided us towards the design of a big transparent eye with sensual shades from light blue to deep orange fixed in a solid, yet fluid, conic pink marble base. The base holds the glass to ensure interaction with sunlight and makes the object even more statuary but also hides the electric system like a precious and safe case. A small brass ball regulates the light dimmer control. Two main solid geometries ( sphere and cone ) merge one into another in formal and functional harmony.