Halo - Celebration of Light


Mandalaki Studio


Enrico De Lotto


Shinsaibashi Lime - Restaurant entrance hall B1


2 Chōme-5-15 Shinsaibashisuji, Chūō-ku, Osaka

Halo Edition is a Mandalaki project aimed at artistic and technological research. The idea behind the product is to create unique pieces of high conceptual value, result of innovative industrial and artisanal processes. The first phase of research focuses on the balance between the physical object and the projection of infinite shades of color. The light is no longer treated as a source of illumination but as a graphic projection, precise and defined. A tension is then established between the physical object and the metaphysical object. The optical design is based on the decomposition of the frequencies at the base of the white light, in order to create color galaxies, intense and vibrant, designed to reproduce circles of infinite shades. The idea is to bring new objects into the domestic landscape capable of creating color worlds in which to dive. Halo One is a color projector made of anodized aluminum carved from a solid plate, which integrates a high power LED and a sophisticated optical system specifically designed to achieve a precise effect: a perfect projection of colors and shades. The Halo Project is the result of a long optical research process carried out by the Mandalaki studio whose goal is the union of art with technology. The tangible part of the work becomes a consequence: a pure and minimal element. It is the intangible part, the light, that embodies the center of the project: the idea is to create a compact and minimal object with a great installation effect, which can bring into homes new metaphysical galaxies of colors in which to immerse oneself.

Location in Fuorisalone 2019:
Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Milan — Italy

Designer interview

Mandalaki Studio

Mandalaki is a product and consulting design firm founded in 2012 by Enrico De Lotto, George Kolliopoulos and Giovanni Senin in Milan, Italy. Davide Giovannardi became partner in 2013. The team has different educated background in Product Design, Economy and Art. Mandalaki explores the intersection between design and technology to create unique pieces of high quality and conceptual values as a result in their consistent innovative approach between industrial and artisanal processes. Extremely pure shapes conceal years of meticulous technical and aesthetic research that characterize their iconic and recognizable products, architectures and art pieces. Each project is connected to one another: from modular micro houses to electric car, from lighting installations to furniture. The projects are driven by the research of essentiality and functionality as well as sustainability and performance. In the recent years, Mandalaki focused on an extended research of the nature of lighting which has led to the creation of Halo Project. The intention is no longer to perceive the light as a source of illumination but as a precise and defined graphic projection. An union is then established between both entities: the physical object and the metaphysical projection. The result is a new family of lamps designed for different landscapes, capable of creating worlds of nuance in which people can dive in as a source of new energy.

In 2018 Mandalaki designed Monocabin Prefab, a tiny house, to explore the intimate space of the individual. The architecture was conceived such as a livable design object while promoting a democratic and unique vision. The result is a miniature modular house with the first prototype build in Rhodes and available to visit in order to discover this experience offered by the design studio. Today, Monocabin presents three different sizes of a highly smart, functional and eco-friendly prefab house which can be placed anywhere around the world.
Mandalaki strongly believe in interdisciplinary approach to bring value to their works and empowering their networks from artists to scientists.
Mandalaki has exposed its works worldwide at leading galleries, fairs and institutions including: Stockholm Furniture Fair, (Stockholm, Sweeden 2013); Icff Award (NYC, USA 2014); Josef and Anni Albers Foundation (Connecticut, USA 2015), Hong Kong Electronic Show (HK 2016), CES Las Vegas (USA 2017), Rossana Orlandi Gallery (Milano, MDW 2018, 2019); Matadero, Centro de creaciòn contemporànea (Madrid, 2019); Observatoire Le Marais (Paris, 2019).

Video shooted in Fuorisalone 2019:
Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Milan — Italy