Grassi Palace, a 17th Century patrician building facing the Grand Canal, was transformed into a modern and efficient multifunctional cultural centre. Plasterboard panels were used to cover the walls and hide the technical equipment, leaving the original volumes, materials and decorations unaltered.
The “Cestello” fixture was specifically designed, as were all the fixtures used in the building.
Gae Aulenti Associated
Orsay Museum where architecture became a big lighting device, the reflections of light bulbs with walls and ceilings create a uniform light without shadows. Groups of projectors in Grassi Palace recall a small football field. Here was born a new type of lighting device. Reflector lamps and articulated support gives life at the "Cestello". Spasa na Krovi is a perfection of Mantova project. Light beams aggregation allow the device size reduction and the dispersion light control.