Marcantonio x Multiforme

Interview with the designer

Murano Bulb was born from the imagination of Marcantonio, from an idea that seemed suggestive in its simplicity. An “ordinary” light bulb handcrafted directly on the glass surface according to the Murano tradition.
A light bulb that can be used as a chandelier and easily finds its place. A precious object that becomes pop, the iconic shape of the classic light bulb in a new key, a jewel that makes reflections and colours its special feature.

How did you come up with this product idea in the first place ?

I always try to use subjects from memory and to reinterpret them, giving them a new value. In this case the idea was born from the love for Murano glass craftsmanship and the memory of the light bulb, the icon of lighting, by combining these two essences “Murano Bulb” was born.

It seemed fantastic to me to have a “simple” light bulb that had glass processing directly on its glass surface, instead of buying a chandelier you can screw the Murano Bulb wherever you prefer, it is a precious object that becomes pop.

How was the name conceived and what does it mean?

Well I would say that it is quite descriptive and actually simply expresses the concept, it describes what it is, a Murano bulb.

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How the idea evolved once it became real?

This is one of the happy cases in which the product surpasses expectations, this process has a very fascinating intrinsic aesthetic, it can be seen that they have been made by those who have mastered this tradition for some time.

Are you satisfied with the result? How much is it detached from the theoretical project and how much interesting was born right in the production process?

Very satisfied! A very nice thing that was born during the creative process is the possibility of disassembling the attachment of the Murano Bulbs to change the LED inside the bulb, a not insignificant possibility, also in this case the technological resources of Multiforme were ready to solve the project at its best.

What is light for you and how do you like to manage it in your projects?

The luminous object has a higher magic than the rest of the objects, the fact that it can be turned on gives it a life of its own, a variation of the “on-off” state which I personally am very fond of, turning on a light changes the atmosphere, that’s why in most cases when I think of a project I think of a light.

If you had to think of a soundtrack that represents the product, which song would you choose? Or what artist?

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamond” by The Beatles.

What did you like in particular in the collaboration with Multiforme?

The positivity and speed of execution; as they are manufacturer they have a direct contact with the material and with the possible variables that lead to the improvement of an idea!

If you could place your product anywhere in the world , what would be the perfect place?

I have two favorite places, one is hanging from the ceiling with a cotton cable and a simple lamp holder, perhaps on the tables in a club or above the counter.

Then I’d like to try to mount a Murano Bulb on a lamp with a completely different style, maybe a minimal lamp or even an architect’s one like the springs, or maybe a very simple chandelier.

Is there a project you haven’t done yet and you dream of realizing in the future?

Ah! There are incredibly many more projects that I dream of realizing than those I’ve already done despite the fact that there are so many of them!

Who are 3 personalities of the 20th century who have influenced your vision of the world?

Lupin the third, Ingo Maurer and Monty Python.