Matteo Serafini is an architect from Rome graduated at “La Sapienza” Faculty of Architecture. He has undertaken several training and work paths in important national and international studies. At the beginning he worked with the Arch. Piero Lissoni in Milan, then he deepened his studies at the “Architecture Faculty” in Utrecht, Holland; here he continued to work at the “Atelier van Lieshout” in Rotterdam, where, among other works, he took part in the development of the urban plan “Slave City“. Then he joined the “Nio Architecten” group in Rotterdam and then he moved to Finland, in Helsinki, at the “Casagrande Laboratory” where he also collaborated on the “Paracity” project. At that time he was a “Visiting Doctoral Researcher” at “Alvar Aalto University” of Helsinki. After years abroad he returned to Rome and started working with the studio of the Arch. Massimiliano Fuksas in many and important architectural design activities in the Arab Emirates. Workin with the photographer arch. Luigi Filetici and through conferences and in-depth courses on lightings, he transformed his passion for architectural photography into a profession. Currently he’s a a partner of “arTchitecture”, a studio of professionals of different kind and origin which mainly carries out activities in the field of architecture, design and art.
“LAMPA” was born from the idea of bringing together materials belonging to different eras: on one hand the Murano glass, with its centuries-old history and fascinatinsg mixing of light and colored glass, on the other the light source , the innovative Strip-Led.
Characterized by a figurative essentiality, the lamp is obtained by the assembly of elementary parts available on the market. Two glassy cylindrical elements, a thin structure off extruded aluminum and two strips of LEDs made possible to create a dimmable table-top suspension luminaire, characterized by a prevailing dimension compared to the others: a width of just 30 millimeters for a length of 1.30 meters.
The designed lamp therefore has a lot of potential compared to the former realized prototype: in fact the great variety of glass cylinders available on the market certainly contributes to think off multiple solutions that can
respond to the many and different chromatic tastes of the potential buyers and to the most various environmental collocations. The great variety of extrusions and glass cannulas of different sizes opens the field to e
xperimentation with other forms and other uses of the lamp.
A thin cut in the atmosphere, a pause, a void from which, thanks to technological innovation, a luminous trail emerges and through the vitreous paste is embellished with reflections and colors that only a noble material, from the wisdom of the Venetian glass masters, can offer. Each component is enveloped by the light that just partially reveals the elements of the luminaire and leaves space for imagination and discovery.