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Obi is a part of the Japanese kimono, the band that is tied to close the robe and adjust its length, in which nothing – the fabric used, the pattern or the way it is tied – is accidental. Nothing is accidental either in the creation of the Obi light, whose overall simplicity includes important details. This attention to detail and the interlacing of the long ribbon that characterise the lampshade have inspired its name 'Obi'. The Obi collection includes a table lamp, floor lamp, suspension light, ceiling light and wall light. The lampshade is covered in soft, vertical silky ribbons and is available in different versions: ivory or black with a mirrored interior finish; tobacco or white with a white fabric interior. The use of this material is echoed in the rosette of the suspension models. The stand of the table and floor versions has three chrome plated metal bars. The suspension lampshade, for the largest application of the series, is available in several diameters: 20 cm, 43 cm, 63 cm and 100 cm. The whole of this wide, versatile collection has been particularly designed with contract work in mind, where discrete light and a strong visual impact are needed.
Born in Venice in 1971, Manuel Vivian obtained his diploma at the Venice Art Institute and began to design at a very young age, blown glass in particular, thanks also to his family business. Following the success of his first projects in glass, Manuel enlarged his range of interests to various other fields of interior design. Since the creation of Axo Light in 1996, he has collaborated constantly with the company and has become one of the main designers.
Manuel designed for Axolight some of the most famous collections, such as Bell, Skin, Skirt, Aura, Clavius, Spillray, Fairy, Virtus, Polia LED, Framework LED and many others.