Design by Michele de Lucchi and Alberto Nason, 2011.
Made in Italy by Produzione Privata.
The distinctive Belle Soirée Pendant Light is exquisitely designed and crafted by Italian artisans skilled in the techniques of glass blowing and metal work. Belle Soirée features a shiny chromed metal structure and a blown borosilicate glass diffuser with both transparent and transmirror finishes, allowing for direct and reflected illumination. Available in two sizes.
"Steadily more rarefied, fewer and fewer materials, closer and closer to nothingness." — Produzione Privata
Produzione Privata's Belle Soirée Pendant Light, by Michele de Lucchi and Alberto Nason (2011), is crafted in Italy by skilled artisans. Featuring a blown borosilicate glass diffuser and chromed metal structure, the Belle Soirée Pendant Light is available in two sizes.
Material(s): Borosilicate glass, metal
Bulbs: ML-BS21/Small: 1 X 60W max 120V E12 (candelabra base) incandescent lamp (not included) ML-BS35/Large: 1 X 75W max 120V E26 (medium base) incandescent lamp (not included)
Designer: Michele De Lucchi
Born in 1951 in Ferrara, Italy, Michele De Lucchi studied in Padua and Florence, graduating with his architectural degree in 1975. A prominent symbol in experimental architecture, Michele De Lucchi was well known in the Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis movements. Not only has he designed lighting fixtures and furniture for the most prominent producers in Europe, he has developed many theories of the evolution of the workplace, and accomplished "experimental products" for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra.
In 1973 Michele De Lucchi partnered with other designers and architects to create Cavert, which was considered a radical design group during that time. Kartell discovered his artistry in 1978 and hired him in Milan to design for Centrokappa. He later met up with Ettore Sottsass and joined the Studio Alchimia designers. Between his many creations he became a design consultant for Olivetti in 1979. In 1990 Michele De Lucchi founded a small lighting company, Produzione Privata, to produce lighting that could disregard the requirements of mass production and be made by craftsmen using traditional techniques.View other products by Michele De Lucchi
Designer: Alberto Nason
Alberto Nason was born in Venice in 1972. Following experience at the "Option One" design studio in London, he studied at the European Design Institute in Milan and graduated in industrial design in 1996. For a year he worked in Germany with Eckart and Barski design studio developing his technical and creative skills. In 1997 he started to collaborate with architect Michele De Lucchi.View other products by Alberto Nason
Manufacturer: Produzione Privata
After the criticisms and confirmations, the exaltation of design and the conclusion of Memphis, Michele De Lucchi founded Produzione Privata, taking up the urge for change that was in the air at the turn of the 90's.
Aware of the gap that had been created between design and production, he set out to rediscover the role of the architect as an intellectual who conceives and fulfills his projects with a more responsible approach to the quality and beauty of things.
What had started as a small-scale craft-oriented production of experimental projects traced by his pencil very soon proved to be an opportunity to make objects using technologies on the margins of industrial production, but treated within the logic of series.View other products from Produzione Privata