Fil de Fer

March 12, 2015


If clusters of stars were hidden on Earth, Upper Bergamo had them all during December 2014. As part of a series of unforgettable events celebrating Christmas, Catellani & Smith created a striking installation in the middle of Piazza Mascheroni using its handcrafted Fil de Fer lighting feature imbued with a magical charm – like little nebulae, galaxies or stellar constellations. Shaped to give its spherical body a different form, larger and more elongated, creating a cloud studded and animated with white lights, the metal used for Fil de Fer was woven and folded by hand, giving life to unique artistic elements that went beyond the concept of simple luminous body.