Parasols and umbrellas can be tucked away because they fold together for easy transportation. „Spiralitosa“, by Italian designer Raffaello Galiotto, can also be folded up to save space. Freely translated the name means „full of springs and stone“.
The principle is simple: take a slab of stone, cut out concentric conical rings. Suspended, the rings automatically unfold to a lampshade opening toward the bottom.
The conical shape allows the rings to be tilted changing the direction of the light.
The stone of choice on the photo was travertine. But Serafini Marmi Company in cooperation with its sister enterprise Serafini Luce, specializing in lighting, offers products in a wide range of stone.
Only the outer parts of the slab and the inside conus are actually cut away. There is no other waste in production.
The shade weighs 3 kg and is made of rings 0.5 cm thick and beginning at 28 cm diameter, each of which is 3 cm high. Extended, the shade is 18 cm high.
Fotos: Raffello Galiotto