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Origine Floor Lamp
Designers
Davide Groppi (Italy) and Giorgio Rava (Italy)
Manufacturer
Davide Groppi, Italy
Summary
“A light that is able to evoke life.” That’s how designers Davide Groppi and Giorgio Rava describe Origine, their slender, barely there fixture, which becomes increasingly thin the taller it gets — until it seems to dissolve into its own soft glow.
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Coordinates
Designer
Michael Anastassiades, U.K.
Manufacturer
Flos, Italy
Summary
You don’t need to be a mathematician to appreciate Michael Anastassiades’s latest collection — but it might help. Criss-crossing strip lights form these stunning reinterpretations of a classic Cartesian coordinate system. Already a demonstration of the simple beauty of analytic geometry, each composition is made even more elegant by its finishes in anodized champagne and opal-white platinum (for the silicone diffuser). The standard collection presents four different chandelier styles, plus a floor lamp composed of two vertical lighting bars. Custom installations allow for even more complex configurations, proving the endless applications of this sophisticated formula.
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Design ◆ Lighting Fixtures
The Winner
+ The Peoples Choice
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Project
Origine Floor Lamp
Designers
Davide Groppi (Italy) and Giorgio Rava (Italy)
Manufacturer
Davide Groppi, Italy
Davide Groppi: 2021 AZ Award Winner in Lighting Fixtures

“A light that is able to evoke life.” That’s how designers Davide Groppi and Giorgio Rava describe Origine, their slender, barely there fixture, which becomes increasingly thin the taller it gets — until it seems to dissolve into its own soft glow.

“Origine creates a nearly surreal cutting-edge aesthetic, which reduces a lamp to its most important value — the light it emits — while its own appearance steps back.”
Ini Archibong, AZ Awards 2021 Juror

Since the 1980s, Davide Groppi has been reconsidering — and shattering — the limits of light, imagining bold, seemingly physics-defying new ways to illuminate homes, museums and hotels around the world. His fixtures (several of which have won AZ Awards) are also poetic gestures. Origine is the latest of his enigmatic creations.

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