Fantastic, daring, and acutely colorful are words that describe the innovative work of Italian artist Jacopo Foggini. Working with a machine of his own invention, Foggini heats metacrylate, a polymer derivative, to volcanic temperatures in order to create thick, colorful threads he molds by hand into lit art. Foggini sites the magic of childhood and the antique glass quality of the melted metacrylate as the inspiration behind his luminous work. Exhibited in the Carrousel du Louvre, Centre Pompidou, the Olympic Games in Turin and Museum Bagatti-Valsecchi in Milan, Foggini’s work is recognized as special in the world of lighting design. Playful, happy, and absolutely unexpected, Jacopo Foggini’s one-of-a-kind pieces bestow a brilliant and extraordinary lighting element into a room’s composition.
Made in Italy
Available in different colors
Jacopo Foggini explores art and design crossing the boundaries imposed by the conventions of those disciplines. Jacopo joins really early the family business where he discovers the versatility of the methacrylate, an industrial material normally used in automotive design. His first experimentation with this material date back to the beginning of the nineties, when he starts using a machine of his own invention that heats the methacrylate up to 200 degrees Celsius, producing a filament that he models with his hands to create luminous shapes, monumental works and mazes of threads in an elegant intertwining of colors.View designer’s page