Pyrex is an artificial material that needs to be manufactured manually. Its lightness and transparency on the one hand, and its resistance to pressure and heat on the other, inspired me to develop a new poetic quality for this chemical glass.”
- De Lucchi
Stunning Trepalle and its brother Trellissi are two of the most divine light designs we`ve seen so far. The large, sublimely elegant ceiling lights are created by skillfully blowing and forming Pyrex glass tubes. The semicircular and conical forms are controlled manually and made by expansion of flame-heated glass. The transparent glass diffuser is held by a steel wire hooked to a Plexi-glass disc. These lights are bigger versions of De Lucchi’s Ipy collection, giving the Pyrex material a greater design importance.
Trepalle and Trellissi are in production since 2002, in a series of 30 pieces each annually.