Poetry and practicality, concepts that are seemingly distant, combine in Wagashi, a large wall and ceiling light that represents the osmosis between different sensibilities and skills in different fields: photography and design on the artistic side and, on the entrepreneurial front, Foscarini’s expertise in interpreting projects and translating them into serial creations.
Together with the interaction of eclectic synergies that have combined photographic design with lighting, there is a wide range of research in this project: in materials, in the selection of printing techniques and image transfer onto the chosen fabric and in the choice of the most suitable colours, thanks to the help of the ‘Master of Colours’ Giulio Ridolfo. Wagashi is the perfect décor element. It has a strong presence that is full of personality, but is at the same time ethereal and elegant, with a pleasant synthesis of Eastern-inspired lines and decoration. Its name, Wagashi, is also a sign of this. Wagashi are artistic sweets that are part of ancient Japanese tradition, which appear in numerous varieties inspired by the changing of the seasons.
In the same way, the alternating pale and bright colours of petals and corollae, artistic photographs by Massimo Gardone, characterise the neutral fabric that combines with Luca Nichetto’s trademark simple, eccentric shapes in an interplay of shades, brushstrokes and chiaroscuro.
Wagashi has a metallic structure covered in fabric printed using a sublimation process. It illuminates completely and guarantees uniform, optimal lighting.