Giuseppe Bessero Belti graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from the Politecnico di Milano and trained himself as a designer in Pablo Reinoso Studio. With these compelling experiences under his belt, he started to develop his personal projects.
Experimenta is the series of vases inspired by the old kerosene lamps. Giuseppe gave old glass pieces a second life and transformed them into gorgeous objects. In those effectively mutated forms, the flame turns into the flower, the fuel into water and the metal into nylon. Each item consists of a cylindrical container, glass collected from old lamps, a ring and a series of adapters to fix the glass to the vase
As the designer says: “With a history hundreds of years long and initially fuelled by natural combustibles in the period between the late eighteenth century and the second half of the nineteenth century, this type of lamp has seen profound technological innovation. The shapes and dimensions of the components were standardized with an outlook on the design that was ahead of its time, akin to the industrial spirit that had already influenced Thonet chairs and Wedgwood pottery during the First and Second Industrial Revolutions.”
Giuseppe merged classical elements with the use of new technologies and porcelain from the factory in Limoges. While every cylinder, ring, and adapter are made from the same material, the glass elements come from the two different sources. The basic ones, consisting of the chimneys were gained from regular resellers. And the others base on authentic elements, that were haunted in specialized antique shops, flea markets, etc.