THE LAMP INSPIRED BY THE WARRIOR SHIELD

The shape of the ‘Masai’ lamps recalls the ‘Elongo’, the hunting tool of the ancient peoples of Kenya, an object of almost magical value. The ‘Elongo’ shield was the Masai warrior’s most important tool in hunting and warfare, an object of African manufacture with characteristics of both utilitarian and artistic craftsmanship. The same characteristics that […]

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A PARTICULAR LAMP, LIKE A SCULPTURE

Marco Pagnoncelli has thought of an evolution of the Albatros lamp, in an almost artistic key. For lighting that you can also interact with. Decorate a wall with a new color, different from the rest of the room; hang photographs, creating a composition; hang shelves to place sought-after objects on them; paint it creatively. These […]

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GIULIO CAPPELLINI AWARDED: ‘COMPASSO D’ORO’ TO THE CAREER

The art director of Icone received the world’s oldest and most prestigious award for Italian design. During the evening of Monday 20 June in the spaces of the ADI Design Museum, awards were presented to the winners of the XXVII Compasso d’Oro. Among them, Giulio Cappellini the creative director of Icone Luce, received the Compasso […]

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ICONE 2022 NOVELTIES AT DESIGN WEEK IN MILANO

Masai, Essenza and Duetto 2022 are present in an exclusive space designed by Giulio Cappellini: Superstudio Più. On the occasion of Milan Design Week 2022, Icons Luce is present with its own space at Superstudio Più where it presents the latest novelties all designed by Marco Pagnoncelli. MASAI is a large family of ceiling, wall, […]

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ONE OF THE SECRETS OF GOOD DESIGN: GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY

Serious, professional and humble: this is Achille Castiglioni’s lesson that should be taught to younger people, in addition to not taking himself too seriously. During the episodes of Icone Talks over the last two years, Icone’s art director Giulio Cappellini has repeatedly invited young people who want to approach the world of industrial design to […]

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GREAT DESIGN: INSIDE THE ARCHIVES OF ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI

At Icone Talks, Giovanna Castiglioni talks to us about the studio that has become a museum and the memory of one of the fathers of great Italian design. A studio that became a museum but remained a studio. You look around and everything is still as it was, full of work, creativity and projects that […]

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HOW THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY ARRIVES AT THE SALONE 2022

Has the recovery stalled? The Salone del Mobile comes just as companies must respond to a new shift. The recovery had arrived, it is the pre-consecutive numbers processed by the FederlegnoArredo Study Center that say it. In particular, the furniture and lighting system performed particularly well, with 2021 closing with +11% compared to 2019 and […]

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AN INFINITE SPACE OF CHROMATIC LIGHTS

Thousands of illuminated colors flashing at lightning speed Immersive installations in which visitors must surrender to the sensation of being in a boundless space made only of lights, images and sounds that repeat endlessly, while everything else is put on hold. This is what you experience in the Infinity Mirrored Rooms of the Japanese artist […]

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A lamp and the room comes to life

How the expressiveness of light sources helps interior designers. Two architects and designers talk about it in the Instagram live ‘Icone Talks.” Light. “It fascinates me, in architecture it is the main element, the greatest masters were able to manage volumes and light in an incredible way.” These are the words with which designer Antonio […]

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Design is a matter of empathy

At Icone Talks we talk about the importance of emotionally involving the user of a product with a message with which to identify. Two designers face each other: Antonio Facco, a young and already successful professional, and his mentor, Giulio Cappellini, internationally renowned personality in the field of design and art director of Icone. The […]

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