Sorry Giotto

Sorry Giotto is a new LED lighting collection by Italian brand Catellani & Smith. The name refers to the legendary perfect freehand circle drawn by Italian painter Giotto di Bondone in the 14th century. The modern circular objects in question are made from hand painted copper and LED, projecting relaxing warm light on the vertical surface. The collection includes a wall and a floor versions, the latter of which has already scored the ‘Best Floor Light’ award at the Wallpaper Design Awards 2012.

I love the dynamic between the circular shape of the lighting object and a larger circle of light it produces. It looks almost like a halo. And thanks to the LED technology, the 21st century halo-like reflections are much easier to make. Sorry Giotto…