| KUNDALINI / MILAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR 2005
Kundalini was born in Milan in 1996. Throughout these years Kundalini has developed its philosophy in several stylistic, functional and material expressions, including the production of furnishings that embody the same spirit as the luminous objects. A seat, a lamp, a table or a mirror, in the Kundalini vision are not simply useful, beautiful, functional objects, satisfying our senses: they are also and above all extrasensorial signs.
Kundalini at the eve of its tenth anniversary presents at Euroluce 2005 at the Milan International Furniture Fair 2005 three authors of international relevance and four projects based on the innovative interpretation of traditional materials: Gherkin by Norman Foster, the soul of a skyscraper blown by murano masters. Bokka and Floob by Karim Rashid and La La Lamp by Helen Kontouris, the contemporary language in the tradition of lampshades.
Finally, we also remember some products realized by Kundalini in the past seasons: the lamps E.T.A., E.T.A. baby, E.T.A. sat, Yoga and Yoga Vasa by Guglielmo Berchicci, Chakra, Ojas, Ray bow, Sama table, Sama ceiling and Sama – that wins the prestigious award in the fair of Cologne, The Interior Innovation Award 2004, in the category of Materials Innovation –, the lamps by Gregorio Spini, the Shakti Wall lamp, wall mounted version of the Shakti family of lights – that included Shakti, Shakti Air and Shakti Sky – designed by Marzio Rusconi Clerici, had its prestigious nomination in ADI Design Index competing officially in the 50th edition of Compasso D'Oro, the Hara chair designed by Giorgio Gurioli has been choosen as the best product of 2003 by the British magazine GQ in its annual classification of "the best 100 things in the world", the table in varnished fiberglass Bodhi, and finally the lamp Asana, always by Giorgio Gurioli.
With Notech and Noglobe Kundalini gives birth to the No Collection, launching a new product trend: an ironically negative statement with an evidently propositive intention.
No Collection is a design concept based on the reduction of the sign: products that are formally simple, but at the same time evocative and highly innovative.
Notech, designed by Gregorio Spini, is the first desk lamp in Kundalini's production and represents a challenge in this ambit. As a matter of fact Notech embodies a minimalist understatement: object of absolute essentiality, it is featured by an hyper-technological core – a fluorescent spot of the newest generation – integrated into an evanescent and dematerialised sign.
Noglobe designed by Marzio Rusconi Clerici and Laura Agnoletto, intends to be a provocative reinterpretation of the classic spherical lamp.
Finally, we signal Padma: a particular and coloured lamp always designed by Marzio Rusconi Clerici.
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