With a tripod stand in glossy black-chrome finish, Gemo's distinctive mouth-blown globe lamp adds a striking table version. Its designer Luca Nichetto maintains studios in both his home city of Venice and Stockholm and his light takes its name from the Venetian "gèmo" which means yarn ball. The name also alludes to the incised lines on the surface that suggest the handicraft technique called “molatura” by which artisans imprint engravings directly on the glass. Maker Parachilna hand-assembles the lamp at its Barcelona facility with the matte opal glass diffuser and supporting steel structure, complete with a convenient on-cord dimmer.
25" h x 18" dia (64.5x46cm)
Electroplated steel, blown opal matt glass
- Voltage: 120v
- ETL certified
- Supply: Electrical cord with plug
- 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.”