A gorgeous asymmetrical take on a globe pendant, Gemo takes its name from the Venetian "gèmo" which means yarn ball and refers to the distinctive shape and texture of the mouth-blown opal glass shade. Lines on its matte surface suggest the handicraft technique called “molatura” by which artisans imprint engravings directly on the glass. No wonder, since designer Luca Nichetto maintains studios in both his home city of Venice and Stockholm. Hand-assembled at maker Parachilna's Barcelona headquarters, the dimmable suspension light has a structure in black-chrome electroplated steel and includes a ceiling canopy in matte-white lacquer.
- 13.6" h x 18.1" dia (34.5x46cm)
- Cable length: 98.4" (250cm)
- Canopy: 5.5" dia (14cm)
Electroplated steel, blown opal matt glass
- Voltage: 120v
- ETL certified
- Supply: Terminal strip
- Light source: E26 LED 15W 2700K
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.”