Nita’s Nicolo Taliani Fashions Sleek Lamps From Borosilicate
In search of materials fo his new lighting concept, XL, Milan-based designer Nicolo Taliani looked to science—the lab, that is. The Nita founder chose borosilicate, a type of glass typically used for chemical containers. The modest material, which forms both the shade and base of the two-part lamp, looks luxe paired with the polished-brass stopper and socket inside. The bulb steals the spotlight, so choose a silver-crowned dimmable incandescent or LED for added twinkle. The best part? Any surplus in the PVC cord can be artfully stored in the transparent base.