The Canopy, by Francesco Rota, is a suspension lamp created out of an actual ceiling plate in its original design. After the first few drawings, the form was changed: colored internally and changed into a reflector.
The circular lamp is surrounded by a metal disk and emits a soft and glimmer-like light. This is achieved through an indirect fluorescent light that reflects off of a metallic white and bronze color. The aluminum diffuser is also available in white combined with white, white combined with melon and bronze combined with melon. A custom color is also available upon request, and the finishing is possible to be changed or updated.
The lamp, produced in 2009, is one of Rota`s pieces. The Italian interior and product designer is not only highly recognized through his many world accredited awards, he is also famous for his product design and teaching in Milan, his hometown, at the European Design Institute. The Canopy 422 is one of his many installations.
The suspension lamp is efficient in concealing the wires from which it hangs. The innovative design also is effective in combining not only the plate form with the light emission, but also of the interior color of the lamp, placed in the inside of the plate.
The Canopy, inspired by Magistretti`s “Sonora”, is attempting to take off and popularize a form of lamp that has yet been brought to light.
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