by Claudia Moreira Salles, 2015
Limited Edition of 25
• Available Edition #4, purple niobium and Riga pine wood
Sintonia Fina is a limited edition series of table, floor and ceiling lamps. The pieces are made of reclaimed wood, copper, niobium • a rare mineral found in Brazil and used mainly in alloys to strengthen steel.
The niobium parts of the lamps are made from sheets of the pure mineral and submitted to a controlled electrolysis process resulting in a surface with a large spectrum of colors without the use of pigments. The result is different from any other stained or painted material. The wood bases come from pieces that were once architectural beams, rafters, and doorsills. Copper tubes are used to connect parts while bringing a warm touch to the lamps.
The design of the Sintonia Fina series explores the contrast between straight thin lines and rounded shapes, warm and cold materials and the delicate balance of the niobium bowls on the copper stems.