Bari (Italia), 1977
Alberto Gramegna is an architect and designer. He has collaborated with several architecture and interior design firms in Rome, Barcelona, Zurich and Istanbul.
During his professional career he focuses on environmental sustainability as an intrinsic component of the discipline itself. In his design project Ottolumi, his approach translates into the reuse of existing materials and objects.
Ottolumi was born from the reinterpretation of the traditional lampshade, stripping it of its outer skin and highlighting the structural support of the lampshade itself. The original metal frame, thus revealed, is formally reinterpreted with a network of ropes that reveal new geometries already present, potentially, in the structure itself.
Existing objects are used for the lamp bases, which are reinterpreted to become unique lamp supports. Thus, a brick worn out by the sea, some billiard sticks or some bedposts are adapted to become lamp supports.