The piece for Swedish company David Design is made of ceramic in two parts, with depressions in the sides of the base that allow light to spill out from under the rounded cap.
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Vader was born following the aim of the research, before the collaboration with David Design. It comes out from the wish to experiment the possibilities of traditional ceramics productions, thanks to craftsmen knowledges, in a modern design project. Vader is also the result of a research in different ways to produce ceramics, starting from the little handmade productions up to highly engineered industrial productions.
It’s been important to put all this research in a project for a scandinavian company interested in it and which gave the chance of a step further: its colours have been chosen thinking about scandinavian culture, but remind at the same time the designer’s venetian background. This led to the choice of a range of colours that's the transposition of multiple layers tridimensional glass effects, lying on a big ceramic volume, cut in the middle and compressed on the sides.
This compression creates two wide fissures in the material and allow the light to come out from the inside of the cut bulb. During the development period, before that Vader became a lamp, the first prototype, that was a big black ceramic bulb, stayed in front of us for a long period and its “Star Wars” aspect inspired the name.