Satellight by Foscarini Honored at Compasso d’Oro ADI
The International Jury of the twenty-sixth edition of the Compasso d’Oro ADI (Golden Compass) awarded Satellight, the lamp designed by Eugeni Quitllet for Foscarini with Honorable Mention, a prestigious recognition attributed to the most creative inventions in the design world. “We are beyond thrilled about the honor”, says Foscarini Founder Carlo Urbinati. “This is undoubtedly another important milestone in the history of our brand.”
Making his first collaboration with Foscarini, the Barcelona-based Eugeni Quitllet designed Satellight based on a dream he had, wherein he captured a piece of the sun and held it in his hands, trapping it under a glass ball to travel down and share with the world. Satellight is a simple, immediately understandable object, but at the same time it is original and profound in its poetic lightness. The diffuser in handcrafted blownglass in a milk white color is inserted in the transparent body, also in blown glass, that as if by magic seems to support the luminous core of Satellight, capturing its light. The satin finish makes the diffuser like a “metric presence floating in the void” when the lamp is off. When it is on, the LED light source transmits a warm and gentle light that never assaults the eyes of its observer. The lamp is available in table, wall and suspension versions.
Compasso d’Oro is an industrial design award originated in Italy in 1954 by the La Rinascente company from an original idea of Gio Ponti and Alberto Rosselli. From 1964 it has been hosted exclusively by Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI). The Compasso d’Oro was the first award of its kind in all of Europe, giving it an influential hype and exclusivity that made it one of the most prestigious awards in the entire world. Winning entries from the past fifty years have now been declared a national heritage, including designs such as the racing bike, portable sewing machine, desk lamps and more.