Patella, is a lampshade composed by the overlaying of various strips of etched paper to be mounted via the normal lamp rings sold in shops. The r… Read More
Patella, is a lampshade composed by the overlaying of various strips of etched paper to be mounted via the normal lamp rings sold in shops. The result is to create a soft lighting effect that emanates from the special texture obtained in the paper, inspired by the decorative Arabian motifs found in the Palazzo Abatellis in Palermo.
Patella is part of the exibition "Musei di Carta"
Some intriguing Italian designers have been invited to reflect on what might sell in Italian "museum stores" and to provide innovative ideas.
Each designer has been matched with one of the most major national museums so that every project proposed would immediately be relevant.
All the designers were asked to present a sample item in the form of an actual-size prototype that would meet a few basic requisites:
- the object would have to be able to carry out a practical function, even if minimally;
- it would have to necessarily demonstrate some form of relationship, even if slight, veiled or ironic, with the associated museum or with some of its specific works;
- the presented project or prototype should be conceived and made in recycled paper
or cardboard, and also consider the energy saving aspect in any eventual mass production;
- the object would have to be of limited volume and weight so as to be easily transportable for the museum's visitors and tourists.