Angel Falls 9 Light Suspension - 36 Crystal Angels
While continuously redefining the notion of artistic contemporary lighting, Terzani has been uniting a deeply rooted heritage of traditional Italian craftsmanship with generations of innovative designers, concepts and technologies for more than 40 years. It was in Florence, in 1972, when creative entrepreneur Sergio Terzani founded his eponymous company and embarked on a quest to create lighting that embraces art, luxury and design. Now under the guidance of Sergio and his son Nicolas Terzani (CEO and Creative Director), the company is ushering in a new era of lighting through Terzani Lab, an internal development department that explores innovative ideas, materials and solutions.
Led by a single phrase, "everything is light", Terzani has emerged as an international collective, where the world's leading designers juxtapose the artisanal with the cutting-edge, to transform glass, metal and other materials into meticulously crafted sculptures that illuminate and inspire. Via collaborations with top architectural, interior and product designers such as Bruno Rainaldi, Dodo Arslan, Nigel Coates, Maurizio Galante, Studio 14, Luca Martorano + Mattia Albicini, Christian Lava, Simone Micheli, and many more, the company is redefining the future of lighting with its experimental approach.
Distinctive collections express the brand's handcrafted-meets-high-tech ethos in diverse ways. The Memory Collection bridges past and present. Originating from legendary partnership with Parisian designer Jean-Francois Crochet that began in 1985, Memory unites traditional materials like wrought iron, wood and scavo glass with contemporary lines, resulting in luxe modern luminaires with a warm, authentic character.
The PreciousDesign Collection expands the boundaries of traditional luxury via exquisite materials, exuberant modern aesthetics and avant-garde technologies. Nicolas himself designed one of PreciousDesign's top-selling product families - Mizu - transforming clear 24% lead crystal pendants into mesmerizing watery reflections and refractions. This collection reshapes not just how one "sees" light, but also experiences shadow and motion: Light becomes "sculpture" and an immersive, interactive form of art.
Together, Memory and PreciousDesign embody Terzani's commitment to the evolution of luxury lighting.
Nigel Coates is one of the few English architects who is also renowned as a designer. He maintains the original and coherent idea that architecture and design should carefully reflect the confusion and sensuality of the city. His first success came about in Japan, where, during the 80's and 90's, he designed more than twenty buildings and interior designs. His work reflected that original mixture of enthusiastic intuition and culture that were intrinsic to him.
He subsequently built a wide range of shops, restaurants and museums in Europe and Great Britain, including the National Centre for Popular Music and the Geffrye Museum, both in England. These two works were chosen to represent England at the Biennial of Architecture 200. His furniture design and objects in glass, like those for Hitch Mylius and Salviati play with association and context and merge their stylistic references into sensual flowing forms.
Throughout his career, Coates promoted his ideas by means of exhibitions and publications, amongst which is his most ambitious book "Guide to Ecstacity". He is also a professor of Architectural Design at the Royal College of Art, London.View other products by Nigel Coates