Key facts

Product:
Xi
Family:
Xi
Manufacturer:
Poltrona Frau >
Designer:
Neri & Hu Design and Research Office >
Architonic ID:
1544628
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2018
Manufacturer groups :
Interior lighting-Suspended lights >
Groups:
Interior lighting-Suspended lights >

Product description

In Chinese Xi means “morning light” but also “in praise of wisdom”. And when the Xi lights designed by Neri & Hu are switched on their soft and full light is reminiscent of sunrise. The project seeks to convey a culture of light founded on the understanding that the start of every new day is like the beginning of life, infused with positivity and a sense of rebirth. The Xi lights, in blown glass and saddle-leather, allow themselves to be cradled by the space like lanterns. A mysterious and evocative presence that combines oriental traditions with the Poltrona Frau leather culture and the masterful Venetian art of blown glass. The top part of the Xi light fitting, which combines two elements in blown glass, has a particular transparent ridged surface in the shades amber, emerald, sapphire or moonstone. The bottom piece of glass is acid-etched with a pearl finish to make the light warm and diffused. The Xi collection comprises two pendant lights, small and large, and a table lamp. In the pendant version a strap of Cuoio Saddle Extra leather in the two finishes Cammello (Camel) or Talpa (Taupe), with tone-on-tone raw-edge seam, embraces the light fitting and supports it like a trapeze or a delicate lantern. The Xi lights are fitted on a height-adjustable suspended horizontal bar. The rail structure of the bar makes it possible to move the lights horizontally and fix them in the desired position. The bar comes in two lengths, 130 cm and 180 cm, with a matt gunmetal grey finish. The electrical cables are transparent. The system is available in various combinations of single or multiple lamps. In the table lamp version the light fitting consists of a large lantern positioned on a metal base with natural brass finish. The Cuoio Saddle Extra leather that envelopes it acts as both a support and a handle. The light can be adjusted using the on/off dimmer touch system.

Product family

Concept

In Chinese Xi means "light of dawn", but also "in praise of wisdom". And when the lamps designed by Neri & Hu are illuminated, their soft, full light evokes the early morning sunlight. The project aims to convey a culture of light based on the awareness that the start of any day is like the beginning of life, infused with positivity and a sense of rebirth.
The Xi lamps made of blown glass and saddle-leather are lulled by space, like lanterns: a mysterious and suggestive presence. This light and essential contemporary design combines traditions of an eastern flavour with the leather culture of Poltrona Frau and skilful Venetian masters’ art of blown glass.

The Xi collection consists of two hanging lamps, one small and one large, and a table lamp.

The luminaire emanates pure lines and a delicate contrast of materials, bringing together two elements in blown glass. The upper glass has a particular evenly ridged surface and is transparent in shades amber, emerald, sapphire or moon stone. The lower glass is etched with a pearl finish, for a warm and diffused light.
In the hanging version, a band of Cuoio Saddle Extra leather hugs the luminaire and supports it like a trapezoid or a delicate lantern.

The lamps are installed on a suspended horizontal bar, which is adjustable in height. The track structure of the bar makes it possible to move the lamps horizontally and fix them in the desired position.
The system is available in several combinations of single or multiple lamps.

In the table version, the luminaire is a large lantern positioned on a metal base with a natural brass finish. The Cuoio Saddle® Extra leather surrounding it acts as both a support and a handle. The light is adjustable through an on/off touch dimmer system.

The Cuoio Saddle Extra leather band is available in two finishes: camel or mole with a tone-on-tone raw-edge seam.
The bar is available in the lengths 130cm and 180cm in matt gunmetal grey finish and the electric cables have a black finish.