Imagine being in the middle of a paper airplane battle and being able to freeze time for a moment. You would find yourself observing from different angles a multitude of flying objects whose trajectories intersect before your eyes. This assumption gave rise to this collection of floor lamps in a limited series, designed by Raffaele Iannello and handcrafted in Italy with top-notch components. Low voltage halogen lamps (whose invisible transformers are integrated into the holding up structure) spread a multitude of airplanes which look like paper airplanes but, in reality, they are made of anti-spot stainless steel sheets, laser cut and then folded by hand. Each individual component part of these lighting devices (or better, lighting sculptures) is produced with avant-garde techniques, although the components are assembled with exquisite handmade methods and thorough care of each detail. Nothing is left to chance, every aspect of these products was thought to satisfy demanding and exclusive customers, who love to be surrounded by unique pieces bound to increase in value.
The product is available in two versions:
Luminous sculpture with six light points and twenty-four steel airplanes in A5 format, contained in a structure (also completely made of steel). Like budgies in a cage, the airplanes (which in this version are all in assorted metallic colors) try to survive in the limited space available. In the struggle for survival, some have fallen to the ground, sinking into the metal.
Luminous sculpture with six light points and fifteen steel airplanes in A5 format, contained in a structure (also completely made of steel). Like birds in a cage, the airplanes (which in this version are all with a metallic finish) are obviously looking for a way out. Noticing some torn bars, most of them head towards the exit to gain the longed-for freedom.