Luca Nichetto Blends Opacity and Color for Fusa Glass Collage Lamp

Fusa by Luca Nichetto for Svenskt Tenn. Photography courtesy of Svenskt Tenn.

In 1944, Viennese architect Josef Frank designed a textile print for . It was called Terrazzo and, naturally, evoked the appearance of the stone composite. Seven decades later, the brand’s marketing and creative director Thommy Bindefeld met Nichetto Studio founder , a native of Italy’s Murano island, at the latter’s glass exhibition. The connection spawned Fusa, a totemic lamp series developed by cutting and layering Frank’s fabric into collages, and then replicating the effect in Murano glass using leftover dye reprocessed from glassmakers. Mounted on brass and lit by LEDs, Fusa sparks an interplay between refraction, opacity, and transparency. The four floor and table versions range from 18 to 46 inches tall; there’s also a 6 1/2-inch-high candle holder.

Fusa by Luca Nichetto for Svenskt Tenn. Photography courtesy of Svenskt Tenn.
Fusa by Luca Nichetto for Svenskt Tenn. Photography courtesy of Svenskt Tenn.
Fusa by Luca Nichetto for Svenskt Tenn. Photography courtesy of Svenskt Tenn.
Fusa by Luca Nichetto for Svenskt Tenn. Photography courtesy of Svenskt Tenn.

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