Chelsom Product Watch: Laguna25th July 2018
Laguna is one of the signature ranges from Chelsom’s latest collection, Edition 26. Rediscovered original 1960’s artisan glass moulds which had lain unused since the late 1970’s create a stunning family of geometric patterned mouthblown glass table lamps and pendants. Designs are re-imagined with rich sumptuous tones to create a beautiful range that transcends time.
Synonymous with design, Italy has lead the world of fashion and interiors for well over 50 years. Accordingly, Italy welcomed the brand new and refreshing design concepts of the 1950’s and 1960’s and in doing so embraced one of the biggest design features of that era, the geometric pattern.
The original Laguna moulds were created by renowned Italian master glass makers from the Venice region and Chelsom’s partner Artisan Glass factory kept them in storage where they lay unused until 2015 when they were unearthed and restored. The first pieces blown from the original moulds produced beautiful samples and inspired Chelsom to begin the design process to create stunning collections of table lamps and ceiling pendants straight out of Italian history.
A trio of opulent colours- Olive, Mocca and Aqua- were selected to best show off the detailed intricacies of the geometric pattern relief in the glass and the heavy weight of each of the individually mouth blown pieces makes the range perfectly suited to the contract market. Metalwork options of Black Bronze, Golden Bronze or Brushed Nickel have been carefully selected to best complement the glass finishes and all products have been wired with gold or silver silk covered cable. A range of fabric shades with various material and colour options are available for table lamps.
The result is a totally unique collection evocative of the original period and heritage, with heavily detailed and rebated glass creating statement pieces that would look at home in both traditional and contemporary interior schemes.