TechnoLUgy, the carbon fibre chandelier
LU Murano chandeliers go beyond the confines of glass and seek new pastures in other lands of materials.
Milan, Euroluce 2013. The evolution of LU Murano chandeliers marches on with the presentation of TechnoLUgy, the new carbon fibre chandelier. Loyal to LU Murano design, the TechnoLUgy chandelier is a carbon fibre prototype made from moulds taken from an original LU blown glass chandelier.
TechnoLUgy bears witness to the creative vivacity of Fabio Fornasier, his commitment to research, experimentation and contemporary taste in selecting alternative materials to glass in making design chandeliers. But this chandelier is also an irresistible union of top-flight craftsmanship, technology and contemporary art.
This is how master glassmaker Fabrio Fornasier puts it:
Precisely owing to the material it is made of, this chandelier is an indubitable departure from Murano chandelier making, but it’s the start of a new voyage in the matching of diverse materials. An experiment that I believe in a lot and that I have been carrying on for some time. It will interpret a chandelier in a more present-day fashion and will bring craftsmanship closer to design and art.
Carbon fibre is an avant-garde material that has been widely applied in various fields, from aviation to the automobile industry, and lends itself to design in absolute elegance and beauty. TechnoLUgy is easier to install and only weighs 4 kg compared with the 40 kg of an equivalent in glass. Its lightness and high resistance makes it the most suitable choice for the production of custom-made chandeliers, even large ones, and, in particular, for the satisfaction of the lighting needs of luxury yachts.
But LU Murano’s new garb is also addressed at a young target, less sensitive to the preciousness and fragility of glass but increasingly demanding and particularly inclined to innovative materials and design lighting.
Representing TechnoLUgy on the Euroluce stand is a LU 36-light chandelier and a macro 3-metre high LU chandelier with 84 lights in transparent and tobacco colour glass, both with a mirror effect.
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