(Italy) – Slamp adorn Casa Italia during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
Chosen amongst the best of Italian brands, Slamp lit up the exclusive Casa Italia, the temporary home to Italian athletes in Rio di Janeiro during the 2016 Olympics. Chantal, La Lollo, and Mille Bolle, designed by (respectively) Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, Lorenza Bozzoli and Adriano Rachele, are the collections that are on display.
Each exhibits a fusion of architectural and sartorial expertise as well as the latest artistic trends, realised in Slamp’s patented materials. These examples of ‘Handmade in Italy’ have illuminated the home in Brazil from August 3.
Ricardo Menescal, an architect whose ‘Horizontal’ project included iconic objects and architecture that represent Italian artisan culture in Brazil was responsible for Casa Italia’s futuristic design. The structure is located on a bluff, overlooking the ocean. Beatrice Bertini and Benedetta Acciari (Galleria Ex Elettrofonica) along with Claudia Pignatale (Galleria Secondome), are continuing this legacy, narrating Italian design and art through select companies, including Slamp, to create an empathetic, visionary and open approach that demonstrates the union between Italy and Brazil.
The collections that Slamp chose for Casa Italia’s interior are those that represent the perfect synthesis between Italian handmade tradition and what ‘Made in Italy’ abroad represents. La Lollo illuminate the athlete’s bar, conjuring images of the divas and thinkers of another era thanks to their form and finishes. Mille Bolle will bring playful reflections and refractions to the lounge, and the hall will host the Chantal Blue, which evokes the same movement of transparent waves pulling back from the shore.