ufo

all credits reserved to Alias, styling vandersandestudio, ph Beppe Brancato
ph Aditi Varshnei

ufo

wrapped collection, 2013

Ceiling lamp

 

Material fixtures option: polished brass or bronze, glass tube

Dimensions: 365 x 365 x 245 mm

LED light system: 14,4W 110lm 2700K

 

With the Ufo design ceiling lamp, 2013, Angela
abandons the oxidation process in favour
of a more polished look. The addition of
a LED column raises the luminosity of the
lamp, making it easily the sole source
of illumination of a room.
Ufo’s structure is available
in brass or 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.