In-es.artdesign is a lighting design company that merges an artistic sensibility with design know-how. Founded in 2003 by artist-designer Luciano M. Mazzilli, its products are both functional and layered, many of them evoking such natural or existential phenomena as the waxing and waning of the moon.
A distinctive trait of the firm is the careful attention to details, and to the selection of materials. Each product is made by In-es.artdesign’s factory in Rome (Italy) and goes through a strict quality control to guarantee its excellence.
The lights produced by the company are at once functional and artistic and tactile and metaphorical. They range from the atmospheric Luna collection (made out of Nebulite, a bespoke blend of resin and fiber that replicates the crater-like and textured surface of the moon and creates striking dappled effects), created in 2003, to the recent Matt collection that comes in three finishes – cement, nebula and blackboard – and that won the German Design Award and the Iconic Award. The first finish uses a cement varnish to great effect; the second flaunts an almost marble-like exterior; the third uses a blackboard finish, which can be written on and then erased.
The recent be.pop collection inspired by pop art and bebop is composed of a material similar to rubber. These pieces come in monochromatic colors with bright electrical wires. The signature piece of the collection, the cacio&pepe, is based on the famed Italian parmesan grater, that becomes a versatile piece which can be a pendant, table lamp or wall lamp.