SABINA BELFIORE LUCOVIVH
Sabina Belfiore Lucovich took her time moving into design work, after having studied art. For years she was a freelance art director and graphic designer, having a passion for the language of light. Her idea, inspired by “luminarie”, the illuminations used in religious festivals, came in 2011: to re-imagine in a contemporary key and with formal rigour the use of that memory, and to make it shine in a modern day setting, with the same evocative impact. The design would have to start from scratch. There was no precedent in traditional lighting, no models to follow. Hundreds of micro LEDs mounted on a copper line 5 millimetres in width. A flexible, lowenergy system, endowed with dimmers and delicate light points, with a big scenic impact. The aim was to create a technologically sophisticated but not alien work of art, easy to use and in an open dialogue with the surrounding space and architecture. By day the beauty of the copper, by night that of the light, with all its hues and shadows. An evolved creature that had the same charm as the old illuminations, but a minimum of sentimentalism. The first experiments started, then four busy years of prototypes, involving Roman craftsmen, universities and engineers. Then, thanks to the grant from the Lazio Region awarded by the Creativity Fund call for ideas, the project reached a small but perfect production chain. The result is a hypnotic painting, an ethereal and fluctuating sculpture, in which the structural and technological parts blend elegantly. Today Sabina’s works, “luminarie” re-imagined and brought into the 21st century, are light sculptures designed to enhance spaces both historical and contemporary, or simple and unusual. Versatile in all interior design settings.
The story has been written by Simone Ungaro, writer.
Design and creation of LED light sculptures with a drawn-copper structure. Low consumption, big impact.