IT’S THANKS TO THE CREATIVE FLAIR OF GREAT ITALIAN DESIGNERS THAT 8-LIGHT CREATIONS HAVE TAKEN SHAPE.
“I’m a doctor with a passion for design.
But first and foremost, I’m a designer.”
Adele, Hugo and Jack are the products of Giulio Gianturco‘s creative mind and design skills.
A degree in medicine and surgery, a great love of design. Regattas introduced him to a variety of technical materials. This sparked a desire to design a number of pieces for his own home, and soon enough, orders were coming in from friends, too. As a result, Giulio Gianturco was prompted to produce his creations in small series. This passion would lead him to abandon his surgical career in order to fully embrace his muse: design.
There have been many milestone collaborations since the ’90s: Boffi, Foscarini, Agape, to mention but a few. Giulio Gianturco’s creativity and innovation have received recognition on numerous occasions with major awards: Designpreis of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2007; the Archiproducts Design Award 2016 and, lastly, ADI Design Index 2017 and 2018, the latter with our very own Adele.
Each creation is a journey, from the idea to production.
To come up with Adele – the first project to come from the collaboration with 8-light – Giulio Gianturco produced a series of preparatory drawings and tested various Tecno gel® consistencies, in addition to different shades of colour, until he was happy he had the very best combination.
The result is here today for all of us to see.
There’s nothing quite like proper lighting to change the mood of a room, which is exactly what the objects conceived and designed by Giulio Gianturco manage to do.
Mario Tessarollo was born in 1955 and received his degree in Architecture from I.U.A.V. University of Venice in April 1981.
He exhibited his master’s Thesis – by the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia – at the Milan Triennal XVI.
Since 1983, he is an architect and urban planner, carrying out several projects in the industrial, commercial, and residential fields in Italy and abroad.
Over the years, his curiosity and construction site needs turned his interest in design into a real passion, to which he is devoting himself with growing enthusiasm.
Thus were born innovative projects such as the CHICHIBIO table, which was selected to represent Italian Design in the exhibition ‘L’ARTE DESIGN ITALIANO-EMINENT 99’, organized by Embassy of Italy in Prague’s Italian Institute of Culture in 1999, the CUT water fittings line, which was designed for Boffi in 2022 and received many awards including Selezione Compasso d’Oro, Blue Print Award and Red Dot Award.
In the field of design, he is currently working together with companies including BOFFI, AGAPE, PBA, CEADESIGN, TRUEDESIGN.
Deep ‘wrinkles’ carve its lampshade, so that the cylinder allows you a glimpse of its tapered-shape volume that is trapped within it. The Tecno Gel sheds light and gives tactile pleasure.
On the top, the lampshade has a concave surface, which is designed to house small items that can be temporarily put on.
Lampa recalls traditional forms using contemporary technology and materials.