Gemo's distinctive mouth-blown globe perches on a handsome tripod stand in glossy black-chrome finish making for a covetable floor lamp. Venice-born designer Luca Nichetto, with studios in both his home city and Stockholm, takes its name from Venetial dialect for yarn ball, "gèmo." The name also alludes the handicraft technique called “molatura” by which artisans incise lines directly on the glass. With its matte opal diffuser and steel base, and complete with a convenient on-cord dimmer, Spanish maker Parachilna hand-assembles the lamp at its Barcelona facility.
- 51.2" h x 18" dia (130x46cm)
- Cable length: 78.7" (200cm)
Electroplated steel, blown opal matt glass
- Voltage: 120v
- ETL certified
- Supply: Terminal strip
- Light source: E26 LED 15W 2700K
- Dimmer included
Though based in Barcelona, Parachilna’s origins actually stretch all the way to its namesake, a desert ghost town in Australia. A random stop there years ago inspired Alfredo Valero and Roman Riera to eventually create a luxury lighting company dedicated to enduring craftsmanship, aided by European metalsmiths, glass blowers, ceramicists and other skilled artisans.
Collaborating with such notable modern designers as Jaime Hayon and Neri & Hu, partner Alfredo explains Parachilna’s purposeful process. “We don’t use industrial techniques,” he says. “Everything revolves craftsmanship, which means that there is a lot of work, from prototyping to finishing. When we say, ‘We don’t like it,’ we start all over again.”