wrapped collection, 2013

Ceiling lamp

Material: oxidized bronze
Dimensions: 700 x 700 x 560 mm
Light: LED bulb 10W 1521lm 3000K

Guggie is the first piece of the Wrapped Collection. Inspired by Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in New York, since 2013 it has been the most recognisable model of the collection and the template for future design lamps of the collection. It’s available also in a smaller version, Guggie Small, ideal for a bigger compositions made out of multiple elements for the illumination of a sophisticated living area. They are both made entirely in oxidised bronze.

Angela started her Wrapped Collection as a result of her studies on the effects of organic oxidation on bronze and on the quirky and schizophrenic nature of this metal. The marks left by this process emerge from the underlying layers thus transforming the original texture and giving new life to the substance/matter. Another founding concept of this collection is the use of concentric circles that mimic the ripple effect produced by an object dropped into a calm body of water. To Angela, the circle is the most interesting and appealing shape. Its perfect symmetry and natural smoothness deliver a feeling of tranquillity and wholesomeness. By overlapping these concentric circles, Angela plays with the intersections of the lamp’s structure and creates areas where light and shadow meet and contrast, at times highlighting, at times obscuring each other.