Wit, whimsy and warmth abound in the world of Slamp, an Italian lighting company founded in 1994 by former fashion show designer Robert Ziliani. From the beginning, Slamp has been mixing up a veritable cocktail of contemporary, high-concept aesthetics spiked with a cheeky attitude, and creating sophisticated, contemporary lighting with a playful ambiance.
Early variations of the company's first design, the Slamp Tube, a standing lamp with a silk-screened shade, featured Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. The Disney collaboration bought further recognition to Slamp, and the company quickly attained further recognition for its hand-craftsmanship and quality materials.
In addition to fine leather, rare woods, Swarovski crystals, steel and anodized brass, Slamp employs unusual, flexible materials. The most notable is Opalflex, a recyclable material used for making Slamp lamps. Luminous, opalescent and as attractive as glass, versatile and unbreakable as plastic, it is patented and produced exclusively for Slamp. Opalflex is a totally original mix of polymers and particular additives with unique properties for the emanation of light. The gradation of the colours, which is also brought about by serigraphic means, renders the lamps into luminous presences which create a specifically unmistakable atmosphere. Related materials include the clear-glass brightness of Cristalflex®, the mirror reflection of Steelflex and the prismatic effect of Lentiflex.
Each Slamp design transcends functionality, suffusing residential and commercial spaces with a sense of wonderment.
Based in Milan, Bruno Rainaldi has been designing lighting and furniture for over twenty years. Starting in the distribution department with Maddalena de Padova in the distribution department and later became partner with Enrico Baleri for "Baleri & Associati" , a communication and commercial strategies firm which operates in the contemporary design field.
He then founded and became art director of the design firm "Rari" and started to collaborate with different companies including Alivar, for which he created the "brillant furniture" collection, Blum, MDF, Mussi and Sintesi.
In 2002 he founded "Moco extra ordinary furniture" and designed "ptolomeo", a totemic vertical bookshelf that won the price "Compasso d?Oro" in 2004. During the same year he opened, with Marta Giardini, "Entratalibera", a contemporary art and design space in the center of Milan.View other products by Bruno Rainaldi