Inspired by Maurits Cornelis Escher’s famous self-portrait, Sfera W by Catellani & Smith is included in the selection of the ADI Design Index 2023, the yearbook promoted by the Permanent Design Observatory – an authoritative institution of ADI – which collects the most significant products of Italian design, representing the first step towards the awarding of the prestigious Compasso d’Oro.
Sfera W is a wall lamp that plays with the effect of a mirrored surface. It captures the observer’s image and the environment it is in. Designed as a sphere tangent to the wall, Sfera W has no visible mechanical fixing that allows – during installation – the orientation of the light beam.
Although the light source hides from view, an asymmetrical lens recovers most of the luminous flux emitted by the LED, thus ensuring the perfect elegance and sharpness of the lamp’s spherical shape. Sfera W can be used individually or in multiple compositions for diversified lighting effects and to amplify the surprising play of reflected images.
6 – 19 November 2023
ADI Design Museum
Piazza Compasso d’Oro 1, Milan
27 November – 2 December 2023
Largo Ascianghi 5, Trastevere, Rome