Founded by Guiseppe Ostuni in 1945, Oluce is one of the oldest Italian lighting companies specializing in iconic contemporary lighting for the home and office. While Oluce lighting has its roots in traditional Murano glass blowing techniques, things changed in the mid-1950s when Oluce moved in a more industrial-minded direction, resulting in highly contemporary designs with an edgy and dramatic flair.
With over 70 years of experience, Oluce has helped pave the way for other lighting brands with years of research and innovative production methods under their belt. This has resulted in a level of international recognition that has attracted world-renowned designers to contribute to their collection of lamps, including Joe and Gianni Colombo, Vico Magistretti and others.
The design qualities of the lamps make them icons that communicate across the generations to become an integral part of the homes they furnish.
Created in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, the Atollo table lamp is the iconic representation of Italian style. A timeless decorative lamp that provides value by its simplicity, it won the Compasso d’Oro award, transforming the classic table lamp representation.
The geometric shapes that compose it – cylinder, cone and hemisphere – have resulted in a product that is decorative and essential at the same time, disconnected from the historical period and the fashions of the moment, and one that has now fully become one of the icons of Italian design.
This year it was enriched by the new satin black nickel finish, with its strong character and rigorous aesthetics. Atollo is available in three different sizes and in different finishes: white, black, satin bronze or satin gold metal, and in opaline opaque metal/blown glass.
Berlin‘s refinement is expressed by its thick metal ring diffusers and a slender profile that encloses two discs of wired glass. The diffusers, two in the floor-standing version and four in the suspended version, are supported by a slender, tubular stem and can be rotated 360° according to lighting requirements.
Berlin shows definite art deco inspiration in an anodised brass finish and a decidedly more contemporary look in its matt black finish and LED light source.
In these new versions, Berlin flaunts its sophisticated side with its materials and design, bringing light where it is needed and inviting physical interaction with an object, turning people into conscious makers of their own light space, inviting them to calibrate it to suit their personal requirements.
Marta Perla has designed Siro, a semi-spherical table lamp with a disc at the front releasing in its interior an oblique light thanks to the slim LED light source. Seen from the front, Siro appears to consist of two two dimensional elements, giving the illusion of being perfectly balanced on a surface.
Siro comes in two sizes and two finishes: satin bronze or satin gold, with the interior of the sphere in white, heightening the contrast in colour in a simple, graphic way.
It takes its name from the necessity, so typical of man, to search in celestial movements, possible links between one’s own past and cosmic phenomena. Hence Siro, deriving from Sirius, the brightest white star in the night sky.
Oluce was established in 1945, founded by Giuseppe Ostuni: model 387, that has always been called “Agnoli“, named after its designer Tito Agnoli, was created in 1954 and it is one of the most historic lamps in the catalogue.
As a precursor of minimalism, the Agnoli lamp used the “Cornalux” light bulb, capable of directing light in an extremely precise manner, by mounting it on top of a sliding mechanism positioned on a stem. The sophisticated travertine base represents the component that adds a touch of elegance to an object in which simplicity and functionality become elements of pure poetry.
STONE OF GLASS
Precious, monolithic objects, the Stone of Glass lamps, designed by Marta Laudani and Marco Romanelli take their shape from nature. Luminous stones made from Murano blown glass, available in two different sizes, irradiate the surrounding area with diffused, enveloping light.
Direct descendants of the Stone of Glass collection, the shapes of the Stones outdoor lamps are inspired by nature. These luminous stones, available in three different sizes, can be positioned, either alone or together, in the greenery of a garden or the intimacy of a summer terrace, to create an interplay of diffuse, captivating light.
The concept of Alba starts with a very simple element: the designer’s imagination was inspired by a drop of water – which she puts to use in different ways, depending on the model. References to the world of nature, with soft shapes contrasted with square lines, together with the use of a satin brass finish and anodic bronze finish, combine to create Alba, a family with a strong visual impact.
In the table lamp version, the drop rests delicately on a satin brass rectangular-section profile in the shape of a double asymmetrical ‘L’, serving as the base and ornamentation of the light.
There are two versions of the wall-mounted model: in the first one, the solid is lightly attached to a square-section tubular support that fixes it to the ceiling rose. In the second version, available in two sizes, the tubular takes the form of an upside-down “L”. Available in two sizes, the new Alba wall reinforces its decorative and precious character.
Suspension Alba on the other hand consists of three models: the single one, without a structure, is gracefully suspended by a cable, and the double one, where the cable supports a metal structure with a satin brass finish and anodic bronze finish, with two staggered arms, under which light shines from the opaline drops.
Two floor-standing versions complete the project: in both versions, a large rectangular-section stem with a satin brass finish and anodic bronze finish arises from an anthracite base. In the first version, an arm branches off from the top, with a sphere suspended underneath it, while in the second, two arms of different heights, on each side, support the luminous drops, one from above and the other from below.