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Svenskt Tenn’s Josef Frank-inspired Fusa lighting collection

by Kate Lok on Apr 11, 2019 in Products
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Svenskt Tenn's new Fusa lighting collection, inspired by the textiles of Josef Frank, uses Venetian glassmaking skills

Italian designer Luca Nichetto, in collaboration with Swedish interior design house Svenskt Tenn, has launched Fusa, a colourful collection of glass floor lamps, table lamps and tea-light holders.

Making its debut at Stockholm Design Week in February, the range is a nod to Nichetto's Venetian roots, with each piece carefully handcrafted in Murano, Venice, using traditional glass-blowing techniques.Fusa lighting collectionFusa lighting collectionFor the floor and table lamps, a spherical LED component is encased in a white-and-grey frosted glass hood. Each lamp has a uniquely patterned glass stem with colourful swirls or flecks, while the circular brass base also acts as a dimmer. The tea-light holders follow a similar composition, containing a patterned candle holder housed in a clear bulbous glass case.

 Nichetto was apparently inspired by a textile print, Terrazzo, by Josef Frank

The colourway takes its form from leftover dye collected from Murano manufacturers, which is then refined, and processed to create the highly distinctive lamps. Nichetto was apparently inspired by a textile print, Terrazzo, by Josef Frank who fled Austria for Sweden, where his work with Svenskt Tenn became a model for Swedish Modernism.

"When I saw the print, my first thought was that the stones in the motif look exactly like mosaics and Murano glass," says Nichetto. "I highlighted the different formations, merged them and gave them new life in the form of lighting."

The collection was on display at Svenskt Tenn's Stockholm store in March, as part of an exhibition named Heritage, which marked 80 years since the company's founder Estrid Ericson first held an exhibition featuring Murano glass.Fusa lighting collection


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