Dome is the queen of ceiling lights

Dome Lamp [Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT Architects]
Dome Lamp [Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT Architects]
You could say that domes have always been synonymous with endless circles of perfection.
Their reverence to light, in how it filters through the windows, circles and fills the dome with the heavenly awe that inspires many architects and designers alike, among them Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT architects, who translated this architectural lineage in contemporary design language.
Titled simply ‘Dome’, Tagliabue’s creation is truly a dome of light, a marriage of light and architecture through art and design that luminously reinterprets an architectural archetype. The result is a cross between the majestic Renaissance domes of Europe and R. Buckminster Fuller’s double dome, simultaneously looking towards sky and land.
The real genius with this Dome Lamp is in how it achives a beautiful geometric complexity through the incessant multiplication of a flat, simple element, executed by the most basic laser cutting process and using plywood. More than 170 wooden pieces are sewn together to create this jigsaw puzzle of a lamp. Tagliabue’s approach to an otherwise staple digital tool allowed her to play further at design stage, her architectural light fitting manipulated light to produce infinite, perfect geometrical shadows.
Its aesthetic both voluptuous and elegant, the digital making process of the Dome romanticises its spiritual origin, and inhabits the whole space both in its presence and in its shadow.
Quite the statement piece to have in your dining room.

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