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Perpetua: extra-ordinary nature

13 April 2023

A lamp created from Bronzetto’s need to combine its experience with the young design talents

 

Perpetua was born from the need of Bronzetto to combine its experience in designing high-quality lighting objects with the desire to meet the suggestions of young design talents. This has resulted in a new and extensive line of lighting inspired by nature, which will be presented for the first time at Euroluce 2023. Inspired by the precious natural element of water, the new Perpetua lamps fill a design theme towards which the workshop, which has long represented the eclecticism of nature in its creations, is particularly sensitive.

The young designer behind the project, Valeria Giuva, is a student in the Master’s degree course in Design at the University of Florence, she has chosen the drop to simplify the vast world of water with its most immediate representation. Perpetua, in its various versions, is presented in the form of a blown glass drop that hides the true light source, the LED bulb, but is embellished with a decorative brass element that seems to wrap around the drop.

The brass has been worked by Bronzetto to develop two different versions: one with a smooth surface, called Clean, and one with a rough and irregular appearance, called Raw. The former offers a more minimal, elegant, and contemporary overall effect, focusing on the extreme simplicity of the drop concept. The latter, on the other hand, features a processing that recalls the concentric and irregular circles of the ripples created by a drop falling into the water. Here, irregular and different waves seem to actually fall on the glass element, covering it in a different way. The texture is also different: the finish is left raw, making it perfect for environments with a more retro taste.

To further evoke the concept of diversity and movement in nature and all its elements, particularly water, both the Clean and Raw versions of the brass decoration are proposed in four additional different versions, differentiated only by the different decoration of the brass element. A different shape for each shell tells, in its simplicity, the always different and changing result of the water drop falling on objects, surfaces, or natural environments. Each of the four metal decorations is named after the nymphs of Greek mythology who protect the various water sources: Midi, Pegee, Elea, Limi. Perpetua is available in different versions: wall, ceiling (single and in a group with multiple elements), table, and floor.

 

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