On Monday our Studio Italia and Terzani agent, Daniel Scognamiglio came to pay us a visit! The main purpose of his trip to Lightmaster HQ was to drop off some new catalogues and also to give our newest sales person, Cara, some background and insight into the two brands.
Starting with Terzani, it specialises in decorative Italian fittings. Terzani is best known for its metal work. Founded and based in Florence, it’s famous for it’s opulent, modern chandeliers made up of very fine chains. Pieces like the Soscik and Atlantis feature in the worlds most exclusive hotels and apartments.
The difference with Terzani to other brands is that their catalogue is merely a starting point. You can take nearly any piece and customise the size, shape, colour and lighting position.
Other products such as the Mizu are made with lead crystal spheres. The molten crystal can be coloured using pigment powders to create bespoke designs or left un-coloured and arranged in a cluster (as pictured) which will create lovely shapes and shadows.
The Argent is stunning by itself but it can also be slotted and bent together a little bit like Meccano to form a larger pendant. Again, the shadows created from this fitting are stunning. You can easily move the metal disks around to eliminate any glare or move the light source.
A few other products from their brochure:
Then onto Studio Italia- another Italian based company, also focused on decorative pieces but to a totally different style to Terzani. Daniel talked us through the 2016 brochure including the new ceiling cup designs they’ve been developing to fit with their range of pendants. There is the usual track and circular and square options but they’ve now developed a radial version. This allows the fittings to come from the power source in the middle of the room and then be extended on cable along the ceiling to the point the customer wants the pendant to drop down. There is then a discreet acrylic clip fixed to the ceiling and the pendant can hang down the a pre-chosen level. You can choose to have up to 28 fittings coming from just 1 central power source. This system works with several of their ranges – the Rain, the Spider (pictured below), the Kelly, the Nostalgia and the A-Tube Nano.
One of Studio Italia’s quirkier products is the Nuvola. It’s designed to look (and move!) like a little fluffy cloud! The fitting has a separately switched motor to power little brackets which slowly move within the cotton wool-like cladding. This creates a gentle undulating movement.
According to Daniel, a chain of eco-friendly restaurants in America has just bought a whole load of them to fit the happy environment theme. They also feature in a number of spa treatment rooms as the soft, diffused light and subtle movement adds to the relaxing setting.
A selection of other products from the Studio Italia brochure: