35 Commerce Crescent
Bowling Avenue, Kramerville
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2090
Design by: Matti Klenell , 2015
Bianca is a family of lamps with diffuser in blown glass, comprising hanging, floor and table versions, the latter with or without base. Its beautifully balanced shape is enriched and made unique by an orderly series of delicate, light grooves that, on the white volume of the glass, look like tiny prints on fresh snow. The geometrics of this lamp are the perfect example of how working with glass reminds you of this material’s memory and the fact that it bears the signs of any treatment it undergoes. For example, when you press the still warm glass on a worked surface, the mark that this creates will slowly fade, but never completely disappear. The starting point for the design of Bianca was to create a surface in glass that would capture both the quality of the material and the light. The surface of a geometric structure, dotted by tiny dints, turns glass into something that is a solid memory of cloth, a return to the traditions of FontanaArte that by choosing frosted opaline glass accentuates the elegance of the lamp and maximizes its light emission.