MRND: Lamps Inspired by Giorgio Morandi

As a tribute to master still life painter Giorgio Morandi, Elena Salmistraro designed a trio of lamps for Seletti that are a modern reinterpretation of what he focused on most in his work – bottles in a still life. Morandi had a way of capturing the bottles with a soft light and subtle colors giving them an almost magical appearance. Salmistraro brings them back to 3D by “pulling” the bottles out of the canvas and turning them into the MRND lamps.


Texture was added as a way to mimic brush strokes and show how light would hit the bottle in one of the paintings.


MRND will debut at Top Drawer in London from January 17-19th, 2016.



Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.