Like most of the ideas of Maria Scarpulla and her partner Jori Hernalsteen, Tramonti started off with the paint brush. They first created a myriad of colorful abstract paintings inspired by nature. Even after adding the technicalities required for a lamp, the paintings remain pure and untouched, consisting of nothing more than a two cm sheet of aluminium.
To add an extra layer of subtle poetry, the electric cable is unraveled into its two single wires which hang swirlingly at the bottom, creating the illusion of a kite.
Creating an enormous effect while using very little space: that is the core of Scarpulla’s artistic practice. Objects that blend easily in the room yet make a firm statement. Maria Scarpulla is the name by which Maria Scarpulla and her partner Jori Hernalsteen (1987) design minimalist objects from their studio in Ghent, Belgium.