Roll & Hill, 2017

'Bugia' and 'Gambalunga' are two candleholders Formafantasma designed for the American brand Roll & Hill1.
№ – Gambalunga, Bugia.
'Bugia’s'2 delicate steel structure is an ode to the perfect shape of rings. The name directly translates to 'candleholder' in Italian; however, it also means 'white lie'. The design uses minimal means for a striking effect, recalling the iconic candlesticks used before the invention of electricity.
№ – Bugia.
№ – Bugia, detail.
The 'Gambalunga'3 candle holder seems to defy gravity. The paired-down design withstands what one would imagine a candleholder should be while also achieving a sense of familiarity. The circular base both grounds the object and catches melting wax, a reflection of Formafantasma’s studio's attention to form and function.
№ – Gambalunga.
№ – Gambalunga, detail.

Notes, References and External Links

1. Roll & Hill collaborates with some of the most exciting independent designers working today to create a collection of beautiful and unique lighting fixtures.

2. Bugia’s delicate steel structure is an ode to the perfect shape of rings.

3. The ‘Gambalunga’ candle holder seems to defy gravity.


CONCEPT, DESIGN Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin
DEVELOPMENT Francesco Zorzi
PHOTO CREDITS Jeroen Van De Gruiter