Eva table lamp originates from and builds on the intimate contact between light, shape and movement. Designed by Francesca Borelli in 2017, Eva is a metal table lamp that investigates opposites, hollow and solid, light and dark, taking them from theory into practice. The interaction between humans and objects takes on a fundamental significance, adding a playful and continually surprising element to the light.
The body of the object is a ball containing the LED light source; it is open on one side and stands on a slim cylindrical base. The inside of the ball is concealed by a surface that almost perfectly completes it, closing it like a sphere that recomposes itself, apart from a circle, a luminous light spiral that recalls the phenomenon of an eclipse. As this circular surface moves towards the interior or exterior of the ball, it allows different amounts of light to pass through, creating intimate, suffuse atmospheres, and revealing glimpses of the fine gold leaf walls inside the Eva lamp with varying degrees of clarity.
The design is available in black version with gold interior, timeless colors that recall the moon and the astronomical phenomena that conceal it.
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Francesca Borelli was born in Rome and earned her undergraduate degree in Product Design from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Rome.
Borelli became interested in design as a young girl when she would accompany her mother to her architectural studio, discovering a sense of tranquility and creativity and awakening her passion. She played with rulers, set squares, and colors, and above all spent most of the time staring at an enormous poster that showed chairs of every kind, drawing her own crooked and impossible versions.
For as much as she can define herself in the field of design, what Francesca Borelli has thus far discovered is that she has a propensity for furniture design that is both emotional and conceptual.
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