Gran Turismo Lamp by Davide Aquini
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
Dedicated to the Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Gran Turismo, this lamp follows retrofuturistic poetics using marble and brass. Like the protruding headlight of the car symbol of the streamline design of the ’30s, the light source in Gran Turismo is not concealed; on the contrary it reveals itself boldly, even though the brass screen plate creates a soft indirect light. The design is rather harsh as in a rationalist project from the post war years, based on the cubic mass of marble which is sliced by the brass plate like a neoplastic composition.