Introducing Studio Italia Design: Lighting Fixtures for the Modern Space Minimalist Design and Advanced Functionality Signal a New Revolution in Light

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Marrying art and function isn't always easy. However, Studio Italia Design makes it appear effortless as their stylized and ingeniously-designed product slate serves not just as a lighting source, but also as a true interior statement piece, which is more often than not conceptualized by a renowned Italian designer. Having worked with the medium of glass for over 60 years in the Murano region, the unique lighting fixtures of Studio Italia Design are still designed, produced, assembled and sent from the company's base. The glass that each piece is crafted from is extruded, poured, rolled, stamped, blown and spun by Murano artisans.

One of the crowning characteristics, which sets Studio Italia Design apart from their competition, is the quirky and whimsically high-tech nature of their products. Some of their innovative offerings include: a table lamp that turns off when a book is placed on top of it to a suspended, luminous life-like cloud that softly undulates and is powered by four mechanical arms and an internal engine. All of their products illustrate the strength of the company's state-of-the-art testing lab, which allows designers and engineers to experiment with innovative designs sparking the creative genius, which is evident in their offerings. Studio Italia Design fixtures can be found in the most style conscious of residences and their commercial installations range from the stunning Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, in the chapel of Saint Aquillino in Milan, to the mod Mondrian Scottsdale hotel to the flagships Gucci retail stores, which span the country's metropolises. Recently, even Warner Bros.

Studio in Los Angeles requested over 100 Puraluce lighting fixtures. In addition, the company has been known to work with celebrated designers to create custom works of art for specialized projects. The many designs of Studio Italia Design are available in suspended, ceiling or wall-mount, floor and tabletop configurations. Below is a sampling of their collections, however to obtain more information on a product included on the proof sheet, which is not mentioned below, please contact us.

The Puraluce is crafted from a methracrylate resin and illuminated with a circular T5 lamp; its disc- shaped form is rich with modern flair. The molded plastic Puraluce light can be wall or ceiling mounted, suspended vertically or horizontally and is watertight for outdoor use. It is the vision of Marco Ferreri, an Italian architect and designer who is world renowned for his industrial and graphic installations. The Puraluce is available in one disk or several disk configurations. It was commissioned for the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, in the chapel of Saint Aquillino in Milan. The Puraluce modern light installation which appears in the chapel is composed of a steel frame and twelve beams from which fine strips of white nylon cascade to feature a total of 576 gleaming bulbs.

The Bellissima is a wall-mount or suspended lighting fixture, which features a polished steel frame and concave diffusers in milk-white hand-blown glass and convex satin glass diffusers in amber and red glass. This modern work of art is completely hand-crafted by Murano artisans.

The Buonanotte lamp, which was designed by Giulio Iacchetti for Studio Italia Design, is simply designed as a book rest and table lamp. Translating to "good night" in English, Buonanotte is ideal for reading before bed. The fixture's metal frame is equipped with a sensor that turns the light on when the book is lifted and turns it off when the book is rested on the frame. A switch is installed below the metal frame and activated through a hole in the frame. The flip of the switch automatically turns the light on and off and is activated by the touch of a finger or book.

The Blow table lamp features a chrome frame and clear crystal globe. The low-voltage lamp is controlled by a matching decorative magnet, which is located on the outside of the clear diffuser.

The wall, ceiling mount or table lamp Kapp fixture, which features a chrome frame and glass diffuser, details the unsurpassable craftsmanship that the company's artisans employ in their glass art. Each arm is constructed of hand-crafted, blown glass and it takes up to two artisans to create each individual piece.

The Nuvola, which was conceptualized by famous Italian designer Denis Santachiara, is a suspended, luminous life-like cloud constructed of soft washable fabric. Illuminated from the inside, the cloud softly undulates and is powered by four mechanical arms and an internal engine. It's most recent installation is in the hotel lobby of Mondrian Scottsdale.

Studio Italia Design is the premier designer and producer of decorative lighting fixtures for the high-end architectural and designer markets. Based in Venice, Italy, the company is renowned worldwide for its high quality lighting systems and its ingenious design creations and has been practicing their art for over 60 years. Studio Italia Design has created over 500 styles in over 50 colors and finishes. Their unique manufacturing process features hand-blown glass by Murano artisans with the inclusion of custom metals; each piece is meticulously crafted. Products by Studio Italia Design are available throughout North America via a network of select showrooms. All products are designed, produced, assembled and packed directly by Studio Italia Design ensuring the highest levels of quality and attention to detail. http://www.sid-usa.com. For more information on Studio Italia Design, please contact DRS & Associates at (818) 981-8210.

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