Shiny Steel  

Do you remember the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz? He was always my favourite in the story, because he had such a great look. Someone else in the design world must have felt the same way. 

Nino Ciminna is very very old, but still works in his workshop in Palermo. He has hand-cut, curved and bent twelve pendant lamps designed by Vittorio Venezia. More than lamps, these shiny steel objects – called  4decimi – look like mysterious kitchen utensils and containers. When hanging all together, the effect is of a theatre scenography. Sculptural and beautifully executed with tin welding (the old way!), they are both futuristic and rural. Now I just need to wear my red shoes, click the heels and take them with me back home.