Maison&Objet 2016 – Czech lighting brand LASVIT presents the Candy collection by Fernando and Humberto Campana. The renown Brazilian designers took inspiration from a childhood memory: the colourful sweets found in Brazilian street markets.
“When my brother and I were kids we were fascinated by glass objects. We used to watched them against the light, to observe their shadows, colours and transparencies and imagine worlds inside them” says Fernando Campana.
The Candy collection comprises the Lollipop table lamp and two chandeliers. “We explored the colourful universe in our Sushi collection and experiment with glass” says Fernando Campana. The globe-shaped Sphere chandelier and the flatter Ring chandelier (above) are composed of multiple and colourful semi-conical parts.
“Brazil has got a limited glass-work tradition… But when we visited Lasvit creation in Lindava we found so many inspirations and techniques to experiment on” say Humberto Campana. Glass masters at Lasvit welcomed with enthusiasm the designers’ inspiration and worked with them to create the new lighting designs.
The blown-glass Candy collection are made in blown glass with soft and colourful lines and have also golden metal parts . “The luminosity of glass combined with the vibrant coloured palette is inspired by the Sushi IV chair” says Humberto Campana.
Humberto and Fernando Campana designed also the Cangaço collection for Sao Paulo gallery FIRMA CASA. The designers took inspiration from the adventures and the style of heroes-turn-bandits in Northern Brazil. The duo teamed with local craftsmen to give shape to intricate seating and furnitures in leather and wood.
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Photos: courtesy of Lasvit.