Sphera is a blown glass table lamp designed by Matteo Thun. A minimal design that seems to float delicately in your space with a simple and slightly flattened round shape. Sphera is made using the anciente Venetian technique of “incamiciato” (Italian for “jacketed” or “layered”), where a Maestro glass blower uses multiple layers of glass each of different transparencies and properties, to create a rich satin white finish and provides perfect diffused light. The Sphera collecton lamps are available in 3 sizes (29,37 and 45 cm - 11 3/8”, 14 5/8” and 17 3/4”) and 2 finish options (chrome and brushed brass).
Architect and designer, he was born in 1952 in Bolzano. He studied at the Salzburg Academy with Oskar Kokoschka and at the University of Florence. After meeting with Ettore Sottsass, he became co-founder of the ‘Memphis’ group in Milan and was a partner for Sottsass Associati from 1980 to 1984. He taught Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Wien) from 1983 to 2000. In 1984, he opened his own firm in Milan, and worked as Art Director for Swatch from 1990 to 1993. In 2001, a meeting with Luca Colombo and Antonio Rodriguez resulted in the founding of the firm Matteo Thun & Partners, which later branched out into the companies MTLC, MTD-R and MTD-R China. These different creative organisations develop projects in the fields of architecture, interior design and product design. The companies employ about seventy professionals, mainly architects, designers and graphic artists.
Light source: E26
Light source dates: E26 1 x 15W Retrofit LED (max 1 x 100W Halogen Bulb)
Materials: Blown glass, metal
Weight – volume: 7,3 lbs – 2,47 ft3