Doric is designed by Umberto Bellardi Ricci for Tacchini: a wall light that evokes the Doric columns of classical Greece and is inspired by the designer’s recent experiments with the golden spiral, or divine proportion, and curvilinear shapes and spiral shapes that can be obtained from it. Made of painted sheet metal, it emanates a symmetrical light that spreads downwards on the wall from both sides. Thus, the light caresses the wall following the gentle movement that creates the illusion that the wall lamp is wrapping around itself – a movement that can be read very well when looking at the lamp from the side.

Designer: Umberto Bellardi RicciYear: 2024

Cod. DRC01
W 40 D 14 H 55 cm

Materials and finishes
Painted sheet metal wall lamp with led bulbs.
Painted structure:

Umberto Bellardi Ricci

Umberto Bellardi Ricci is a New York based German-Italian architect, sculptor, and designer. After years of teaching at avant-garde schools, the Architectural Association in London and Cornell University in New York as well as doing experimental work in cast concrete in the sculpture garden Las Pozas with Mexican collective Tezontle, he established his studio practice in Brooklyn at the Navy Yards in 2019. Bellardi Ricci launched his inaugural collection of sculptural furniture at Matter gallery in New York in July 2021. The show entitled ‘Dawn’ revolved around the interplay of design and sculpture, exploring the spatial aspects of sculpture through the lens of architecture. The collection focused on furniture pieces pairing ready-made materials with carefully crafted details, exploring the contrast between industrial elements like steel and aluminium with refined textures of materials like stone, glass and textiles. Whilst the New York Times feature “Lamps and Sculptures That Evoke New York City Skyscrapers” was mostly focused on the dialogue of Bellardi Ricci’s studio pieces with the skyline of Manhattan in the background of his Brooklyn studio, the architectural vocabulary of the city has become embedded in Bellardi Ricci’s more recent body of work. Umberto Bellardi Ricci is currently working on a series of projects in New York, London, Paris and Milan preparing his second solo show of sculptural furniture pieces and light sculptures.