The interpretation of crystal in the lamps by P&V Light+Art
The new range of P&V Light+Art lamps has been created in a different light. Profoundly Venetian, they animate the true soul of the city, which allows itself be captured by a lot, but not everything. It’s a light that is beautiful, dense and charmingly stratified.
A shimmering golden glow, but also shade, with darker, arcane and enigmatic shadows. It is the chiaroscuro of the hidden streets, the cul-de-sacs, in which corridors of ancient crumbling brickwork, peeling paintwork and tangled curtains of vines guide you to doorways of marmoreal lacework, and, behind them, the hidden treasures that despise the look of the everyday, and the merely ordinary. Only such a light, bold yet shy, noble and decadent, can evoke the restlessness of the famous navigator Corto Maltese, a sailor, pirate, philosopher, explorer, and hunter of tangible and intangible treasures. And, from this ancient crossroads on the Silk and Amber Road, light is sent on its pathways across the globe. The new P&V Light+Art line seeks to illuminate, using contemporary, key tones, this phantasmagorical, cosmopolitan and precious beauty, which is glorious and hidden.
The collections secret is revealed immediately, at first glance.Traditions and creativity: the old, illustrious and magnificent fabrics of Venice, deconstructed and reformed into brand-new stories that contain, in addition to the well-known pink of Venice, all of the other striking hues and tones of the city. Rich in the manual handiwork of an old master, yet fresh with contemporary style. Cotton and natural fibres, worked into layers and developed into either fluid or geometric lines via the aesthetic research of Paola Navone, they reconstruct the skies, sunsets and views typical of the natural countryside and urban landscape of Venice. Warp fibres and stitching reveal the attention to detail and tailoring that’s used to produce these exquisite, fine lampshades, while clever use of heavy solid areas and gaps – imparting light and shadow – provide rhythm and tone to the music the light is singing.
Hearts of crystals, animated by living light. Each forged by the wisdom of the ages and the skills of experienced hands. The magnificent fabrics, the rich skin of these objects, does not obscure, but instead exalts the complex, delicate workings beneath, which magnify, regulate and enhance the light beneath the surface. To transform light: ancient Venetian artists and alchemist in the Land of Bohemia, discovered a clearer and more transparent material than glass- the crystal. A unique discovery, and an ideal material for gathering, dispersing and magnifying rays of light, and scattering them in a thousand directions. That’s what you’ll find beating at the heart of P&V Light+Art lamps.