If it’s whimsical and wild, winsome and wonderful, then it’s probably Slamp, the Italian lighting firm known the world over for innovative and interesting designs. If it’s sensuous and slinky, suspended and superb, then it’s probably Ceremony, the pendant lamp designed by Bruno Rainaldi.
Chandelier Constructed of the Modern Material Known as Cristalflex
Offered in two sweeping sizes, Ceremony is a round chandelier with either six or three circular bands, from which hang snaking lines of Cristalflex, the registered material that is transparent, “brilliant as glass, light and versatile as only modern materials can be.” Ceremony XL measures 90 cm in diameter with a height of 110 cm (approximately 35 x 43 inches). Ceremony M measures 55 cm in diameter and height (approximately 22 inches).
Both come in the seductive, smoky color known as Fume. When lit, Ceremony appears to be as sexy as chain mail, as shiny as sparkling gems, and as sinuous as velvet rope. When turned off, you can see that the pendant lamp is made of a revolutionary material named Cristalflex, which was developed and produced by Bayer Vivak®. The formerly luminous and glowing loops look like matte, white plastic tubes. Anyone aware of the dramatic conversion appreciates the scintillating effect of Ceremony that much more.
About the Manufacturer: Slamp came of age in the era of Swatch, hence the initial S before the name of the product. The Italian lighting company “moves as fast as light,” according to its founder and current president Roberto Ziliani. Since its inception, Slamp has experienced exponential growth, thanks in part to the success of early products such as the Fiorella and Mimi Lamps, which launched a Slamp series of catalogues and children’s collections all of which showcase Slamp’s signature whimsy. Active on the international scene, Slamp incorporates innovative technology in its registered materials: Opalflex®, Cristalflex®, and Steelflex®.