Christian Lava is known for being a creative and innovative designer, creating stunning lighting sculptures. He designs for Italian specialist lighting manufacturer, Terzani. Most of the fixtures are composed of blown glass, high lighting Mr. Lava's Italian heritage and craftsmanship.
Since its founding in Florence, Italy in 1972, Terzani S.R.L. has worked to meld traditional Italian craftsmanship with modern technology to create lighting that blurs the lines among art, luxury and design.
Founder, Sergio Terzani, and CEO, Nicolas Terzani, have furthered their experimentation in lighting design with the creation of the Terzani Lab, where new materials, techniques and ideas can be developed and tested. And Terzani continues to commission designs from renowned artists including Nigel Coates, Maurizio Galante, Christian Lava and Dodo Arslan who add their unique voices contribute to Terzani's extensive collection.
With their most recent and highly celebrated collection, Terzani has taken the next step in its evolutionary process - building from its position as an industry leader to create an incubator for the future of lighting where Terzani can focus on new ideas and continue to redefine the way luxury lighting is made.
A French term derived from silk with a rippled or “watered” appearance, moiré is an optical effect that results in the illusion of waves or the movement of water. This effect is achieved by having an opaque, ruled pattern overlaid over another. Designer Christian Lava’s studies of this effect have led to his latest design aptly titled, Moiré. Using overlapping grids of metal, this LED pendant light dynamically changes shape following the viewer’s gaze, practically coming to life with a vibrating energy. Moiré is a mesmerizing addition to any room. Now available in nickel finish. Design Christian Lava.