“Fascinated by the sparkling vibrant designs of the luminarie (lamps), we created a festive decoration that would recall their colourful undefined contours.”
Analogia project the luminarie accompany traditional celebrations and festivities, especially in Southern Italy. Analogia project’s decoration pays colourful homage to this peculiar and lively aspect of Italian folk culture. Luminarie is a decoration that underscores the classical shape of the white snow. It is not a complete collection but a series of powerfully ornamental items designed to be placed either individually or combined with white. Each item presents a different design, a fragment of a brightly coloured lamp. Hence, teacups, coffee cups, sake glasses, dessert plates, dinner plates and side dishes create a joyful and colourful landscape.
Analogia project is the result of collaboration between designer Andrea Mancuso and architect Emilia Serra. After their degree in Italy, they met at the royal college of art , London, in 2010. Andrea Mancuso is a designer with a long experience with design product both on one-off and large scale production. His visual language is based on a sense of irony and surprise. Emilia Serra is an architect and a researcher at rca focused on how to combine 3d digital technologies with traditional craftsmanship skills in order to help their valorization. Their design studio approach is based on exploring the everydayness and turning it into wonderment. Everyday space and objects represent ourselves, our past and memory, they embody our history and culture. Starting from entities that are normally taken for granted, they use everyday space and objects as a source of inspiration, wonder and surprise. Their methodology is experimental and based on the conservation and development of traditional craftsmanship skills combined with contemporary digital technologies. Their works, being installations, products or interiors, have a strong narrative connotation and each project is a pretext to tell a new story to people. Designing wonderment from everydayness since established their studio in 2011 ap’s work has been published worldwide, exhibited in the major design fairs and they have collaborated with 19 greek street, be open foundation, bulgari, camp design gallery, design blok cz, design days dubai, etro, fendi, frag, hermes, le bon marche, luisa delle piane gallery, organisation in design, triennale design museum, victoria & albert museum.