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Catellani & Smith wins the Good Design Awards 2022 for Ettorino BIG e Sfera W

26 April 2023

For the second time after being awarded last year for the U. lamp, Catellani & Smith has received yet a double accolade for Ettorino BIG and Sfera W. The two new lamps have won the Good Design Awards – assigned by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design – thanks to their elegant design and to the technology, on which the high functionality of the models in the new collection is based. Ettorino BIG and Sfera W have been evaluated by a multi-disciplinary jury of renowned design professionals and experts, who have always applied the original analysis criteria formulated in 1950 – the year the prize was founded – including creativity, innovation, branding, materials and technology used.

Preceded by the development of an innovative motion system that has been patented, Ettorino BIG is a large floor lamp that, thanks to a 15W and 220 lumen COB LED and a “very wide” optical lens, which spreads the light evenly over the surface below, is designed to be the perfect solution for lighting a living room or a table of up to 200 cm length. Ettorino BIG not only offers direct downward lighting, with an intensity that can be adjusted using the red button on the stem of the lamp; it also has a second independent black button that activates the second light source, equipped with a lens with a dichroic filter, which projects “magical light” onto the ceiling in unexpected magenta tones.

The second winner of the Good Design Awards 2022 is Sfera W, a wall lamp that plays on the mirror surface effect, capturing the reflection of the observer. Sfera W has no visible mechanical fastening, being designed in order to guarantee the perfect elegance of the spherical shape. The direction of the beam of light emitted can be chosen when the lamp is fitted, depending on how the bracket is positioned. Although the light source is not visible, an asymmetric lens enables the recovery of much of the light flow emitted by the COB LED, equivalent to a 110W halogen bulb. Sfera W is also dimmable with TRIAC technology, and available on request also for DALI systems; it can be used individually or in multiple compositions, to diversify the light effects created or to amplify the surprising interplay of reflected images.

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