Cariboni Group – Spoon

1st November 2023

Spoon is the new urban lighting system designed for Cariboni by Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia.

The project stems from a lucid and severe reflection: the outdoor lamp is an object for too long relegated to a hyper-technological dimension or filled with pseudo-classicisms. In defining urban comfort, it is necessary to synchronise lighting with contemporary scenarios. For this reason, the new line of products defines urban lamps capable of communicating and reacting to changing situations, not indifferent objects, but objects integrated and coherent with the rewriting of cities.

Spoon contributes to urban design with a strong chromatic and material personality and an unprecedented project choice, particularly for an outdoor system: the volumes of the bodies are developed on asymmetrical geometries. The challenge was to design a dynamic element that can be adapted to different scales, geometries and positions between the specific space and the overall environment.

From Cariboni’s collaboration with the studio, three urban lamps of different sizes were born, which can be fixed on tall and sharp vertical rods, on low cylindrical stems, or on the wall. The different shape ratio, the possibility of positioning them at variable heights and in different orientations, define their character and luminous “nature”.

The system is designed to offer maximum comfort and maximum efficiency both for horizontal and vertical surfaces. Numerous optical distributions are available for each lamp both for street and architectural lighting.

According to Alfonso Femia: “the Spoon collection moulds and makes the shapes that build space changeable. It talks about creativity, research and planning, combining shapes, functions and material relationships”.

Image: Stefano Anzini