The integration of art and light in architecture dates back centuries, and is the reason why lamps have gradually shifted from being just an item emitting light to becoming a light sculpture which confers a special personality to the product and its environment. It is such the importance of light that any change on the item can alter the formal concept of the whole project. A sculpture may seem more or less static, depending on the light received. Bover’s Dome Chandelier Series is the result of a collaboration between Joana Bover and award winning architect Benedetta Tagliabue putting this philosophy into practice.
“With Dome we decided to take the light out of the object so it becomes a light sculpture designed to receive and emit a delicate light, a play of lights and shadows that enrich the space. Developing this project with Benedetta has allowed us to reflect on the art of lighting, on how to reinterpret light and on the creation of products with a more artistic approach and a less industrial look. It has also allowed us to be swept away and do what we really like to do.”
These light sculptures are completely handmade and they are entirely produced in the Bover Barcelona HQ. More than 170 big and small wood fragments are wisely intertwined and sewn one by one to end up in such a jigsaw puzzle. The Dome Chandelier Collection was one of Interior Design Magazine’s 2015 Best of Year Honorees in the Lighting category.
DOME is available in three sizes: 180, 90 and 60cm (60cm is available for order through YLighting’s Sales Team) diameter.
In 1996 Joana Bover founded Bover in Barcelona. After 20 years of market development, what began as a sketch on a napkin for an architect friend’s project has evolved and grown to become one of the leading companies in the contemporary lighting sector, with its own subsidiary in the United States and a presence in countries worldwide.
Despite the continued growth of the brand, Joana has remained true to her original vision. She believes in timeless design, in a commercial line that knows how to maintain the balance between quality and shape, resulting in a timeless style capable of adapting to the future without fanfare. For Joana, Bover is the result of the professionalism and the concerns of a team of people who live and feel the cultural world surrounding them, of a team of respected designers advocating the creation of new lighting experiences for the whole world.
BOVER was born on napkin sketches made by Joana Bover for the project of an architect friend and despite the continued growth of the company; she has maintained its original vision, pursuing the right balance between contemporary design and timelessness. Today BOVER is the direct consequence of the professionalism and the concerns of a team of people who live and feel the cultural world around them, a team of respected designers devoted to the creation of new lighting experiences for everyone. Passionate about design and craftsmanship, BOVER products are a tribute to the Mediterranean light and lifestyle.