Iconic creations from past centuries continuously stimulate our creativity to craft today’s world. During his stay in Russia, Italian designer Enrico Zanolla, was inspired by the beauty of Saint Basil Cathedral, Moscow. Dating back to 1560, the architecture of the Cathedral still holds its exceptional qualities; capturing the designer’s attention to observe and study the constructive systems of the domes; using them later on to create his suspension lamps.
The form of the cathedral and the crazy blend of shapes, patterns, and colours of its domes hold many symbolic meanings. The truly fascinating structure was an inspiration to Zanolla’s ‘Patterned Lamps’ collections: The Ruski and Ruski Twist. Each of the designed suspension lamps is a very contemporary piece. According to Zanolla, the dynamic shapes of the designs echo that of the candle flame-shaped domes of the cathedral.
Created in collaboration with Toronto-based company VISO Inc. the elegant ceramic design of the lamps was crafted and first presented during the Light +Building 2012. Available in 37.5 and 18cm diameter sizes, the suspension lamps will definitely be the focus of any interior space; with their black, white, silver or gold metallic glazing, they accentuate any space giving it a very glamorous glimpse of the past.