Luca Nichetto Blends Opacity and Color for Fusa Glass Collage Lamp
In 1944, Viennese architect Josef Frank designed a textile print for Svenskt Tenn. It was called Terrazzo and, naturally, evoked the appearance of the stone composite. Seven decades later, the brand’s marketing and creative director Thommy Bindefeld met Nichetto Studio founder Luca Nichetto, a native of Italy’s Murano island, at the latter’s glass exhibition. The connection spawned Fusa, a totemic lamp series developed by cutting and layering Frank’s fabric into collages, and then replicating the effect in Murano glass using leftover dye reprocessed from glassmakers. Mounted on brass and lit by LEDs, Fusa sparks an interplay between refraction, opacity, and transparency. The four floor and table versions range from 18 to 46 inches tall; there’s also a 6 1/2-inch-high candle holder.