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Carlo Moretti during the Milan fair

Carlo Moretti lighting teaser

Carlo Moretti is best known for the finest Murano artglass objects – glasses, vases, sculptures &c.

Carlo Moretti Bora tumblers

But he also designed lights. The Carlo Moretti lighting collection will be relaunched during the Milan fair, at the Duvetica showrooms in the Montenapoleone fashion district, the building with the amazing Tadao Ando-designed two-storey curved wall

Duvetica showroom in Milan Tadeo Ando curved wall

The address is via Senato 41/a.

Your first reaction will be that the lighting collection seems very different to the artglass. There is very little colour, for example. Instead, the lights grow out of the interplay between form and function, glass and metal.

There are two elements to the collection. The first is of table and floor lights, which were partly developed by Carlo Moretti in collaboration with artist Paolo Martinuzzi. It includes about twenty lights, ranging from classic-inspired pieces like Bricola, through the surprising and original designs of Efra, Igra and Quati, to the imposing, sculptural Drima.

The other element comprises the Boblu project, a system of individual glass balls intended to be hung in site-specific arrangements in large spaces. An example has therefore been set up in the double height entrance of the Duvetica space. It has been developed by the Carlo Moretti design team together with Diego Chilò – one of the leading figures in contemporary glass and light design. As Cameron Peters, we have total confidence in Carlo Moretti’s ability to design and deliver trouble-free, and beautiful, custom arrangements, because the work will be overseen by Antonio Ceschel.  

The Duvetica showrooms are part of the same building that houses Carlo Moretti’s own Milan showrooms, at Via della Spiga, 48. It is here that they will be showing the artglass collections:

But all the production and offices are on the Venetian island of Murano:

You can read my post profiling the Carlo Moretti company here.

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