The Rituals lamp series, which was created by the architects and designers Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for Foscarini, impresses above all with its plasticity. The lamps playfully straddle the boundary between west and east. The challenge was to carry over the weightlessness of Washi paper from oriental lanterns to a group of glass lamps. A creation that only succeeded thanks to the experience of Foscarini and the skill of the glassblowers of Murano.
The whole Rituals lamp series includes pendant lamps and table lamps. The Rituals table lamps emit diffuse light. The collection offers three diffuser shapes made from hand-blown glass with a blowing technique, in which glass is blown into its final form instead of being spun in a mould (called ‘a fermo’). The stripe effect is achieved through a mould with negative decorations that repeat the surface of the glass. The glass is then filed by hand and put through an acid dip process to get a plaster-like effect.
The lamps are available in versions with G9 (incl. dimmer) and E27 sockets.
Rituals creates very intimate, atmospheric lighting. Every lamp fulfils a different function and is made for a different location. The shortest versions serves as a table lamp, the tallest as a floor lamp and the smallest as a bedside table lamp. The grinding effect on the surface of the Foscarini Rituals table lamps makes contrasting light and dark effects on the plaster-like body. Since the lamp’s body rests on three slim metal feet, it is a very expressive element that the lamp seems to float on.