Alessandro Zambelli’s 3D Printed Lights For .exnovo

At Maison et Objet 2014, Alessandro Zambelli previewed his newest family of lamps for .exnovo named Afillia. By using traditional materials from north Italy and the newest 3D printing technology, Zambelli created a harmonious collection that mixes tradition and innovation.


Afillia, in botanical terms, means leafless. While it is leafless, it does not necessarily mean lifeless. It represents how the collection strips away the frills, leaving luminous essentials and airy voids. The collection has three table lamps and three pendant lights, with the base made of Swiss pine and the light diffuser made of polyamide. The diffuser is the centerpiece of each lamp, which embraces and embellishes space. When lit, the light casts shadows that waver at will, forming compact halos. Each light is then finished by hand, making sure each lamp is topped off with a personal touch.



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