To be honest it still hurts a bit Milan Design week was cancelled, the most beautiful and exciting week of the year, where everyone can explore the most hidden corners of Milan and almost everyone working in the world of design travels to the city including myself in the last decades. Many companies have taken the opportunity to rethink their communication on digital channels.
At Rossana Orlandi Faina design will be presenting their latest design the ‘Soniah’ floor lamp. Soniah in Ukrainian means the flower of the sun. “From ancient times, the Sun was a powerful symbol worshipped by different cultures. Trypillians, the mother civilization of Ukrainians, in their beliefs connected the structure of the Universe with the flow of time — Sun’s endless motion. The Sun gave life and embodied life. “Live design, like all live, is impossible without the Sun. Growing up from the earth, Soniah is a live creature which brings solar energy to a home.” explains Faina.
Carefully sculptured by hand, the laconic design of the lamp acquires haptic qualities of live material ‘ztista’ — a unique invention of Faina. Nature-friendly material is a blend of clay, wood chips, straw, linen, recycled paper. It takes 5 years to decompose it in soil.