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Working to redefine the way luxury lighting is conceived and made, Terzani has been combining traditional Italian craftsmanship with modern technology since it was founded in Florence in 1972. Sergio Terzani’s original vision was to create handmade lighting that blurs the lines between art, luxury and design. The resulting pieces are sculptural and beautiful, upholding longstanding traditions of metal and glass work, with a meticulous eye for design detail. Sergio’s son, Nicolas Terzani, joined the company as CEO and, with input from his father, has continued to innovate with the creation of the Terzani Lab, where new lighting ideas can be developed and tested. While many of the designs are created in-house by Terzani’s experienced design team, they also collaborate with renowned designers like Dodo Arlsan, Nigel Coates, Maurizio Galante and Christian Lava, Studio 14 and Luca Martorano + Mattia Albicini.
Terzani has developed three distinct collections, each expressing a different approach to this signature combination of traditional handcraftsmanship and technical innovation. For the “Memory” collection, Sergio Terzani enlisted the help of renowned Parisian designer Jean-Francois Crochet. Using traditional materials like iron, wood and scavo glass, Crochet’s lighting collection is warm and inviting, offering a unique bridge from the past to the present. The Terzani “Design” collection expresses the company’s commitment to innovation – it merges the artisan traditions that define Terzani with cutting-edge technological advances. The resulting pieces are fresh, unique and push established boundaries. Finally, “Precious” truly elevates lighting design to an art form. It uses rare and precious materials in startling and innovative ways to create luxurious heritage light sculptures that define new traditions in Italian handcraftsmanship. With these collections – and Terzani’s commitment to continued innovation – it’s clear that Terzani has succeed in its brand mission of staying rooted in past artisan traditions while continuing to create new lighting directions for the future.