Helix 1622 / Schloss Hollenegg for Design / 2018
Schloss Hollenegg for Design
Searching for details that would normally remain unnoticed, Guglielmo observed the reverse of a XVII century painting, the frame of which had a remarkable hook. Its minimalist form was purely dictated by the need to address a function (hanging the painting to a nail in the wall) and is in stark contrast with the rich frame and the ornamental aesthetics of the time. The ‘charm of directness’ of this small element fascinated Guglielmo who appropriated himself of it.
His interest for simplicity and reduction brought him to devise a new object that would use the same principle. Through the simple gesture of a torsion, a loose steel cable becomes structural by being twisted around a small nail, creating the construction that holds a LED light. The resulting lamp, suspended on the wall like a painting, aims to celebrate the beauty of an object that is usually hidden, paying both a tribute to the crafts of that time and to Guglielmo own origins and legacy.
Dimensions: 150 cm (L) x 5 cm (D) x 8 cm (H)