The latest restyling of the Fortuny lamp by Pallucco is the result of an important creative partnership with Rubelli where fabric now shares the spotlight with light. The lampshade is the work of fabric designer Dominique Kieffer and clearly shows how up-to-date Fortuny’s work is – an amazing feat – and how it can successfully be reinvented with such understated yet stunning elegance. The internal lining of the diffuser is in linen and is interwoven with precious old threads. The pleated taffetà used on the outside creates the impression of small waves of light and shadow.

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This effect is a nod at the silk pleating technique which was invented by Mariano Fortuny in 1909, one hundred years ago.

Posted on: Monday, June 22nd, 2009 at 13:33
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