Manta lamp was inspired by the natural forms of its marine namesake, a fish with graceful movements, soft, elegant, and uncommon shapes. In fact, in this project, Leonardo Criolani, the designer, wanted to keep the shapes of the manta, and for this, he tried to create curves and lines that could give movement and different shapes from different points of view.
From the front view, it recalls the movement of the manta fins, but if you view it from different angle, the lamellar shape is designed to recall the gills, typical of this species. Manta Lamp by Leonardo Criolani uses special material, it’s opaque white acrylic where initially Leonardo tried with the transparent, but it did not exaggerate the shapes. With this color, in addition to the light transparency, it creates softness in its shapes, with the light that crosses the elements creates shadows that further enhance the curves. It also creates the lightness that this project wants to represent.
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