Wireline at Villa Ottolenghi
A fine example of Italian rationalism and international style, Villa Ottolenghi sits on the hills of Northern Italy. Commissioned by arts patrons Count Arturo Ottolenghi and Herta Wedekind, its architecture is defined by pure geometries and arched passages, with artistic interventions throughout the building. Its rigorous interiors are a fitting contrast to the sinuous flow of Formafantasma’s Wireline, and the villa’s combination of art and architecture echoes the lamp’s double nature, somewhere between art and industrial design
Photography Tommaso Sartori
Wireline’s exclusive cable is made in coloured thermoplastic rubber, a polymer blend that provides the necessary hardness to maintain the harmonic and sculptural silhouette.
The light source makes the most of the LED technology emitting a warm, homogeneous light, a high visual comfort, maximum performance and efficiency.
The sculptural design of the light diffuser, made in extra-clear borosilicate glass, conceals the 360° LED light source. The intensity of the light dissolves between the grooves. Electrical components are contained within satin-finished stainless steel elements, and are characterized by a surface diamond machining made by CNC, that enhances their function and the refined industrial aesthetic.
Wireline, in forest green. The cable is fixed to the ceiling through two hanging points, to carry the light source and model a soft curve. The two ceiling roses are produced in the same finish.