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Sugary treats influence Campana brothers' Candy Collection lamps for Lasvit

Maison&Objet 2016: colourful sweets sold at Brazilian markets influenced these glass lights designed by Humberto and Fernando Campana for Czech brand Lasvit (+ movie).

Candy collection by the Campana brothers from S

Lasvit is presenting the Candy Collection at Paris trade fair Maison&Objet, which opens today, after the products were first shown during Milan design week 2015.

The range includes the Sphere chandelier, Ring chandelier and Lollipop table lamp.

Candy collection by the Campana brothers from S

All three are made using traditional glass-blowing techniques at Lasvit's production facility in Lindava, and are designed to evoke the look of sugary treats.

"We found the inspiration for this collection in the colourful candies that you can buy in popular markets," said Humberto.

"The brightness of the glass combined with the collection's palette of colours as well as the visual aspect of the colourful lines make you imagine the piece as a candy, as a lollipop."

Candy collection by the Campana brothers from S

Streaks of colour are formed within the milky white translucent shades, which are shaped like cones with their tops chopped off.

The forms of the chandeliers were developed from the brothers' Sushi furniture series for Edra, produced in 2002.

Candy collection by the Campana brothers from S

"For the Candy Collection we wanted to explore the colourful universe of our Sushi series and to express it through a glass collection," said Fernando.

The duo has previously created a collection of glass pieces with Italian brand Venini, which were exhibited inside a former coach house in the UK in 2010.

Candy collection by the Campana brothers from S

"Our fascination for this material dates back to our childhood," Fernando said.

"We were completely seduced by the glass objects that we used to put against the light to investigate their shadows, colours, transparency, dimensions and to imagine worlds inside them."

Lasvit is also showing the Campanas' mushroom-like Fungo chandelier at Maison&Objet, which continues until 26 January 2016 at the Nord Villepinte exhibition centre.