The Rituals lamp series, which has been created by the architects and designers Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for Foscarini scores with its plasticity. The lamps walk playfully on the edge between occident and orient. The challenge was to realize the weightlessness of Washi paper of oriental lanterns in a group of glass lamps. A creation that only succeeded because of the experience of Foscarini and the skills of the glassblowers of Murano.
The whole Rituals lamps series includes pendant lamps and table lamps. The Rituals table lamps emit diffuse light. The collection offers three diffusor shapes out of mouth blown glass with a blowing technique, in which glass is blown until it has its final form, without turning it inside of a mould (called “a fermo”). The stripes effect is achieved by negative-decorations, which repeat on the glass surface. Afterwards the glass is filed by hand and submerged in acids in order to get a plaster-like effect.
The lamps are available in two socket editions with G9 (incl. dimmer) or E27.
Rituals creates a very intimate, moody lighting. Every lamp fulfils a different function and is made for a different location. The lowest edition serves as table lamp, the highest as floor lamp, and the smallest as bedside table lamp. The bow-effect on the surface of the Foscarini Rituals table lamp makes up contrastive bright-dark effects on the plaster like corpus. Since the lamp’s body rests on three slim metal feet, it is a very expressive element the lamp seems to float on.