The DIEGO Lamp: A Story of Timeless Design and Unwavering Craftsmanship
When it comes to lighting, it's not just about the function, it's about the art. And that's exactly what the DIEGO Lamp represents: a perfect blend of functionality and artistry.
This stunning lamp was originally designed by my grandmother, a renowned interior designer and art gallerist, who was inspired by one of her favorite artists: Diego Giacometti. She crafted it entirely in bronze and sold it in her Interiors store in Geneva.
And when we stumbled upon it, we knew we had to bring it back to life...
But bringing back a masterpiece like the DIEGO Lamp wasn't easy. We travelled all over Spain looking for bronze artisans who could bring our vision to life, but the samples we received were far from what we had imagined. The patina was bad, the metal was cheap, and the finish was just plain ugly. It seemed like an epic fail.
But then, a stroke of genius: our carpenter Juan Carlos suggested using wood instead of bronze. At first, we were hesitant. We didn't want a cheap lamp made of pine wood. But then, Mercedes had a brilliant idea: why not apply a plaster finish, like the one Diego Giacometti used for his cast iron pieces?