Nello D’Ercole e Mariangela Varalli
EastCoastItalyDesign is a design studio of ideas, beautiful ideas, in a world that is forgetting their values. Designers’ personalities create a range of skills that lead to a complete vision of the project and to the realization of different works from architecture, product, graphic design, to photography and writing. Between travels and attachment to the roots, simplicity and refinement in detail are their signature.
The body lamp is in satin white glass. The shape is made with a single piece, modeled in head, trunk and bottom. The trunk has a cut for a different refraction of light than the rest of the lamp. The glass shape stands on a base in satin steel, designer for the led position.
That you turn to a cross, that you turn to a city that you turn to a star, to the sun or to the moon, to a pagan god, or to many gods; that you turn to your soul, to a bird, to a flower; that you make it singing, or in silence or hissing an Om. Your prayer is universal because universal is the gesture of praying. Alberto Campo Baeza said: “The sun does not rise in vain for all and every day. On the contrary, light […] is something concrete, exact, continuous, sure. ”
(Architectura sine light no architectura est, Domus n.760 / 1994).
So light seems to be the constant and prayer seems to be the light of the people.
Thus the light is made Prayer.
A lamp is made Prayer.
The universal ritual of the pray, with ben head and folded hands, concretizes in a lamp whose form extracts the rite of prayer and synthesizes, in simplicity, the multiplicity of cultural diffecences. A lamp for all people, for all cultures, for all the creeds. A lamp called Prayer, which is a spokesman for universal faith, who has the aim of moving to a time of war, conflict and intolerance.
Pratically, the universal values are translated into a very simple and clean form, with soft lines, as soft as the caress of a mother, of our mother, because we are all children and brothers. Then the white color, the universal color of the divine, of the infinite, that raises the thought into love.
With Prayer, there is no place where to express our thoughts, our faith; but there is a simple light at home environment that accompanies us in recollection, meditation, and speech; enlightening every day gesture. Prayer is the light of the most humane of the powers: faith.
East Coast Italy Design will be present with its product at the exhibition “Light = Emotions”