Carlotta de Bevilacqua
Architect, designer and above all humanist, Carlotta de Bevilacqua has been a force in contemporary lighting since the 1980’s. A pioneer in LED research and implementation, she created the concept “The Human Light” in which lighting encourages not only the well-being of those who live, work and interact with it, but also the planet. As interested in science of light as the sensory experience, de Bevilacqua seeks to create synergy between products and users through accessible, experimental design. A life-force at Artemide for nearly 4 decades, in addition to her own studio she oversees Danese Milano creating minimal, yet elegant, products which further complement the built environment. In addition to widespread recognition for her work, in 2011, she received a Red Dot Design Award for the Algoritmo and Copernico.
A contemporary interpretation of 16th century Murano glass-blowing techniques yields Incalmo, an optical, thermal and technological machine with a distinctly handcrafted dimension.
Horizontal, alternating stripes of white or grey glass are created on the transparent surface transforming a decorative body into a screening element for diffusing LED light.
-Body in aluminum.
-Diffuser in glass blown using the Incalmo technique from the 16th Century allowing to achieve an exceptional finish alternating transparency and plain white or grey stripes.