HALF // US49
Castaldi Lighting and Studio 5+1AA presented Half at the US49 event space in Milan.
The event included the presentation of the book Agenzia Spaziale Italiana by Studio 5+1AA, edited by photographer Ernesta Caviola and published by Marsilio Editori. Architects Alfonso Femia and Gianluca Peluffo showed and explained the evocative images of the new headquarters of the Italian Space Agency in Rome. Half, in a geometric composition created for the occasion, illuminated the US49 event space of Universal Selecta, where the event was held. Below we include some comments by Studio 5+1AA on Half, the product designed by the studio and manufactured by Castaldi Lighting.
What lies behind the wall?
Castaldi strive to design faultless
luminaires which defi ne themselves
by illuminated shape and form or the
light created defi nes the environment
in which they are utilised.
Light should not be thought of in
terms of something unable to create
spacial reactions but rather should be
regarded as a surprising enhancing feature.
Having suspended light rings with
varying geometries, illuminated
opaque rings create a magical eff ect
altering mood and character within a space.
It only takes HALF!
5+1AA & Castaldi Lighting
Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo Simonetta Cenci