Paola Petrobelli

24.1.1, 2013
24.1.2, 2013
24.1.3, 2013
24.1.4, 2013
24.2.1, 2013
24.2.2, 2013
24.2.3, 2013
24.2.4, 2013
24.2.5, 2013
24.2.6, 2013
Nido 1, 2012
Nido 2, 2012
Nido 3, 2012
Module A Small Clear with Mosquito, 2010
Module A Small Grey with White Butterfly, 2010
Paola Petrobelli
24.1.1, 2013
Moulded glass, powder coated metal, electrical wiring
70 H x 45 D cms
Edition of 24 plus 2 Artist's Proofs
Eschewing the purely decorative, Petrobelli favours the functional in her work, believing that restraint in approach allows for a pure and sophisticated expression. As she has said of her work, "Glass is a beautiful material that lends itself to organic shapes and lots of colour. I try to restrain myself so the shape can be more interesting, more disciplined". The pieces in the 24 series follow a similarly architectural agenda as they cites Meccano - the modular construction system - as inspiration. Moulded geometric forms were rigorously conceived to stack one above each other. Just like the Meccano bricks, each layer of one stacked glass lamp - be it a floor based or ceiling pendant lamp - can be reordered and swapped to create innumerable different forms and colourways.