Afloat Chandelier, Soft Blown Collection | 2023

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Category:Lighting - CeilingLocation:Tavernes Blanques, SpainDesigner:Nichetto Studio, Porto Marghera, ItalyManufacturer:Lladró, Tavernes Blanques, Spai

Nichetto Studio, the Italian design practice based in Stockholm, founded by Luca Nichetto, launches a collaboration with Lladró.

The Soft Blown collection is composed of two lamps: the Afloat chandelier and the Airbloom table lamp. Available in a variety of color ranges, the collection draws inspiration from the convivial spirit of balmy, sunny days when the streets are lined with performance artists effortlessly crafting colorful and intricate balloon creations.

This collection highlights the creative possibilities that arise from combining the knowledge of Nichetto Studio together with the craftsmanship and heritage of Lladró’s porcelain lighting making it possible to approach any shape and type of decoration whilst establishing a creative exchange with unique results.

Thus, Soft Blown with its evocative imagery recreates the playful world of balloons and inflatables. Available in three color ranges in a glossy finish, the Afloat chandelier has a central body with 6 modules combined with globe shades in translucent white porcelain and featuring LED lighting.
True to form, Nichetto Studio artfully blends playfulness and creativity with everyday functionality in the Afloat suspension lamp.

Inspired by the intrinsic ease of summer with its ubiquity of street performers and balloon art, the lamp is composed of a string of porcelain “balloons” pieced together to create the illusion of weightlessness and form the final geometry. Carved with classic patterns influenced by those often found on inflatable pool loungers, the blending and medley of textures convey Lladró’s time-honored heritage of porcelain art. The engraved bulbs radiate a soft light that showcases the detail of the design in its finest light.

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