Petra and Tegola Stone Lamps
Marco Maturo and Alessio Roscini designed a piece of lighting device that really impressed me. At first, when I saw these pictures I didn’t know exactly what they are and especially what this thing does. It took me a while to figure it out and now I am happy to share my knowledge with you. These are two table lamps made of limestone in two parts.
Petra, the first lamp is inspired by the famous monument in Jordan, entirely dug and carved into hard rock. The leccese stone is a material with great tradition in the architectural world and people always choose it for sculptures or other projects. Now this type of stone is being used to create a table lamp. Rather unusual I would say but this material open up a new opportunity for industrial manufacturing. Petra is composed of a main body that holds the light source and the upper part that slides in and directs light on both sides of the lamp.
Among the really interesting things behind this product is the story. For instance, the two parts of the lamp are made from a single block of stone. The second lamp, Tegola is destined more for a desk or the bedside because of the way it reflects. Like the first one this also has two parts with fit easily one on top of each other. The lamp is designed so the upper part works as a reflector, directing the light towards the floor, making it perfect for reading at night.