Lamps with slender thread-like structures in brushed brass, that change form to create infinite geometric compositions. The figure, suggesting circus gear, is interrupted by capsules that project continuous light.
Each capsule, made in ribbed glass with extremities in brass, crafted with a lathe using a very refined technique that starts with a solid block of the material, conceals light guides used in the automotive sector that make it possible to connect the LEDs contained in the ends of the capsule, conducting the light along the entire length.
Soffio is a lamp of simple and elegant design, characterized by the contrast between the evanescence of one blow that generates the sphere of glass and the solidity of the structure that supports it: as light as a soap bubble, the sphere floating in the air, surrounds the light source.
The lightness of the soap bubbles has become a metaphor for the immateriality of light. Bolle is a collection of lamps in transparent glass, where the illuminating brass bulb is suspending between the spheres, giving light to not only space but also the curved surfaces, multiplying reflections to amplify the magical effect.
Together with selected artisans, Giopato&Coombes look for the best manufacture technique for every single project. The Bolle lamps are hand blown by local Venetian artisans using the “a lame” technique.
Giopato & Coombes’ first light collection is made from Murano hand blown glass and turned brass, both high quality materials. Each module crystallizes a different breath and is unique, only vaguely similar to next production. Spontaneity and improvisation are part of the project, and are promoted as proof of the handmade.
The combination of matching modules, which use different traditional Murano glass blowing techniques and processes.
The traditional Muranese colours evoke the sunset of the Venetian Lagoon, a cornerstone of romance set in a world of technological advancement.