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.
Dodo Arslan has worked with Alias, Arketipo, Axo Light, Guzzini, Joint Project, S.Pellegrino, Lucente, Saporiti, SpHaus, the glass artist Massimo Lunardon and the Dutch Embassy in Rome. Dodo won Pirelli Pzero Competition and received various awards, such as: Young&Design, Mini Design and Art Directors Club. Recently he has been included in Taschen?s book Design Now, world?s 100 most important designers. His projects have been displayed in many important exhibitions. He teaches at the Scuola Italiana di Design and at the Istituto Europeo di Design where he carried out workshops together with Ikea, Timberland, Chicco, Firme di Vetro and Vetrerie Bruni. Before founding his studio Dodo Arslan, he worked at Studio&Partners for Deutsche Post, British American Tobacco, Zumtobel Staff and won the Design Plus Prize. Dodo then joined Continuum where he worked for Motorola, Hewlett Packard, Elan, Voelkl, Samsung and won the Good Design Award and the KIDA Grand Prize.View other products by Dodo Arslan