Designed by Ferreol Babin for the iconic Italian brand Fontana Arte.
Lunaire is a wall and ceiling lamp with a surprising light effect, reminiscent of the phenomenon produced by eclipses. A smaller front disk containing the light source is set inside a large concave aluminium diffuser.
Two different effects are possible in wall use depending on how the small disk is positioned with respect to the diffuser: back lighting when the front disk is closed, in other words pushed towards the wall, or from inside the diffuser when the disc is pulled forward. Simply pulling or pushing the rod on the front of the disk immediately changes the lighting effect to suit the mood. Thanks to the large diameter of the diffuser, Lunaire is the perfect lighting solution for big areas, be they residential or contract.
When used on the ceiling the movement of the disc is not possible.
This is the latest version of the Lunaire featuring an LED light source.
Available in a range of colour combinations.
About FontanaArte - In 1881 Luigi Fontana starts his business in Milan, manufacturing float glass for the construction industry. As the century draws to a close, the company is producing refined bespoke and one-off glass furnishing accessories. Gio Ponti, former founding editor of Domus magazine, is invited to take over the company’s art direction in 1931. Several of the pieces he designs for FontanaArte are still in production, including the 0024, Bilia, Pirellina, and Pirellone lamps, and the Tavolino 1932 coffee table. In 2012 Giorgio Biscaro was introduced as artistic director at FontanaArte. He graduated in Industrial Design at Venice University with a dissertation on LED lamps, collaborated with various design brands and in 2007 opened his own studio. In 2009/2010 he showed at the Salone Satellite, receiving enthusiastic feedback from the press and public. In 2011, he was selected by the magazine Case da Abitare as one of the 20 most talented Italian designers.