guggie

from Elle Decoration NL, article by Annelies Kooijman, styling Monica Damonte, ph Valentina Sommariva
courtesy Baxter, ph Andrea Ferrari
courtesy The Westin Excelsior Rome

guggie

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.