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Sorry Giotto Challenges the Medieval Master's Celestial Skills

 - Feb 3, 2012
References: catellanismith & mocoloco
Seven hundred years later, people are still in awe of Europe's most celebrated painters and architects who would emerge over the next couple of centuries to bring about the enlightenment that was the Renaissance. These Sorry Giotto lights refer specifically to one Italian artist, famous for his pioneering style, and who is still a notably relevant study in the contemporary age.

In their wall lamp and floor lamp, Catellani & Smith celebrate the perfection of form that modern technology can manufacture, having churned out flawless copper rings. Hand-painted to produce an unblemished and minimalist appearance, the Sorry Giotto lights are the 21st century version of di Bondone's glowing halos. Perhaps the former apologize for the ease with which such ideal shapes can now be made.

Photo Credits: Daily Tonic