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Tight Light Wall Sconce

c. 2011

by Piero Lissoni
for Flos

The Tight Light wall sconce offers indi­rect non-dimma­ble LED light with a sleek T” shaped profile. Designed by Piero Lissoni in 2011, the Tight Light is the epitome of purity and mini­mal­ism while playing with the perspec­tive of its small size. The main body of this wall lamp is made of white painted extruded aluminum. The lateral friezes are die-cast aluminum and have been rotated to 45-degrees using digital control in order to flow seam­lessly with the light’s body. 

Piero Lissoni

Italy (1956)

Industrial but playful might sound like a contradiction, but in the hands of Piero Lissoni, it makes perfect sense. The Italian architect and designer has become one of the most accomplished of his generation, with collaborations with everyone from Alessi to Flos to Tecno. After training as an architect at the prestigious Politecnico di Milano University, Lissoni formed his own firm to create witty takes on modernism’s clean lines.

In 1996, he launched a visual communication agency, Graph.x, followed 17 years later by Lissoni Architettura, which handles interior design projects. But Lissoni’s furnishings really show off his charm: his Otto seating system for Cassina, named for the way the numeral is pronounced in Italian, tosses a titular number of comfy cushions into a slim aluminum rectangle for a perfect blend of hard and soft. And his Extrasoft system for Living Divani tosses away the frame entirely. It’s a chic take on the kid’s bedroom favorite, the beanbag, but with a lifetime’s worth of possible arrangements.

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