In naming his most recent creation Sitar, Christian
Werner is making an analogy between the
shape of the body of his light and that of the
hemispheric sound box of the sitar, the ancient
stringed Indian musical instrument.
The name Sitar suits this superb table lamp
perfectly: the depth and brilliance of the black
finish of its shade and base bring a note of
luxury, much like the sitar itself, which is often
finished in precious materials.
Their rounded, organic forms are very sensual:
the base is also evocative of a Serge Mouille
light shade, whilst the domed shade echoes
the cap of a mushroom; thus, the light recalls
the mushroom lights of the Sixties, such as the
Nesso light (Giancarlo Mattioli, 1965) in orange
or white polycarbonate. Here, Christian Werner
celebrates nostalgia through his extremely
refined design and the nobility of his chosen
materials, black mouth-blown glass.
Base and shade in black lacquered mouth-blown
Stem in black lacquered steel. Black textile cable.
Black manual switch.