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Perpetua Lamps – Inspired by the Precious Natural Element of Water

Perpetua lamp comes in the form of a blown glass drop, inspired by the beauty of water, with a decorative brass element that seems to wrap around the drop like a dress. Have a look.

Perpetua was born from the need of the Italian brand Il Bronzetto to combine its experience gained in designing high-quality lighting objects with the desire to meet the suggestions of young designers. This has resulted in a line of designer lighting inspired by Nature – presented for the first time at Euroluce 2023.

Designer Lighting Inspired by the Beauty of Water

Perpetua Lamps - Inspired by the Precious Natural Element of Water,

Inspired by the precious natural element of water, the Perpetua lamps fill a design theme towards which the workshop, which has long represented the eclecticism of nature in its creations, is particularly sensitive.

The young designer behind the project, Valeria Giuva, is a student in the Master’s degree course in Design at the University of Florence. She has chosen the drop to simplify the vast world of water with its most immediate representation. Perpetua, in its various versions, is presented in the form of a blown glass drop that hides the true light source, the LED bulb, but is embellished with a decorative brass element that seems to wrap around the drop like a dress.

Designer Valeria Giuva is a student in the Master's degree course in Design at the University of Florence,
Valeria Giuva

Different Versions of Decorative Brass Element Evoke the Concept of Diversity and Movement in Nature

The brass has been worked by Bronzetto to develop two different versions: one with a smooth surface, called Clean, and one with a rough and irregular appearance, called Raw. The former offers a more minimal, elegant, and contemporary overall effect, focusing on the extreme simplicity of the drop concept.

The latter, on the other hand, features a process that recalls the concentric and irregular circles of the ripples created by a drop falling into the water. Here, irregular and different waves seem to actually fall on the glass element, covering it in a different way. The texture is also different: the finish is left raw, making it perfect for environments in a retro style.

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To further evoke the concept of diversity and movement in nature and all its elements, particularly water, both the Clean and Raw versions of the brass decoration are proposed in four additional different versions. They are diversified only by the different decorations of the brass element. A different shape for each shell tells, in its simplicity, the always different and changing result of the water drop falling on objects, surfaces, or natural environments.

Each of the four metal decorations is named after the nymphs of Greek mythology who protect the various water sources: Midi, Pegee, Elea, and Limi. Perpetua is available in different versions: wall, ceiling, table, and floor lamp.

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Perpetua Lamps – Materials

The drop is made of blown glass, and the coat that covers it is in the brass plate – drawn and shaped individually by hand to recreate the different movement that envelops the drop. The brass coat is then embossed by hand to give the effect of concentric circles in the Raw version, or smooth in the Clean one. For the floor stand lamp only: the base is in natural colored Travertine stone.

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By Danica Maričić

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