Riketta is the new hanging lamp designed by Oriano Favaretto for Vistosi, a true ‘contemporary sculptural object’. Riketta is reminiscent of an egg, an age-old shape that has earned a prominent place in art history over the centuries as a symbol of perfection.
The designer was inspired by the most classic of art forms, giving it a modern connotation through the use of two different and complementary materials: at the base white opaline glass, at the top 2.7 mm diameter metal rods welded together to form the iconic egg shape. It is precisely these slightly curved lines, the collection’s distinguishing feature, that inspired the name Riketta.
Oriano Favaretto has rethought the classic egg shape by also producing two different shapes, one flatter, one more elongated, to give the possibility of creating different combinations. The lamp, currently only available in the pendant version, can in fact be used individually, in pairs or in groups. By playing with the shapes and heights of the suspensions, it is possible to create a new, surprising light effect each time, thanks to the LED light source (19 kW) that is there, but cannot be seen, because it is hidden in the white glass diffuser.
For the future, Vistosi and the designer do not exclude new declinations for Riketta, which could be transformed into a table or floor lamp, thanks to its particular shape, capable of filling space, and its contemporary style, which fits well into different furnishing contexts.