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Eva Table Lamp

c. 2017

by Francesca Borelli
for Oluce

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

Italy (1993)

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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