by Claudia Moreira Salles, 2015
Limited Edition of 25
• Available Edition #4, natural niobium and pau ferro wood
• Available Edition #5, purple niobium and walnut wood
Sintonia Fina is a limited edition series of table, floor and ceiling lamps. The pieces are made with reclaimed wood, copper and niobium, a rare mineral, found in Brazil, 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 stained or painted material. The wood bases come from pieces that were once architectural beams, rafters and doorsills. The species vary according to availability and can be Riga pine, ipe, peroba, barauna and less frequently jacaranda da Bahia. Copper tubes is used to connect parts and its color brings a warm touch.
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.