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Foscarini 2011
An object with light, reassuring lines which, little by little, began to take on the appearance of a domestic pet. "Colibri is like a parrot perching on the shoulders of a pirate; it looks over the shoulder of someone sunk into their favorite armchair.” In its final form, the reading lamp comprises a base, a stem and a small diffuser that can be pointed in any direction and hints at a bird's head and beak. The outline of the projector is terminated by a long, thin arm that the reader can use to easily direct the light beam, even when sitting. Colibri is characterised by the extreme continuity between each part: the handle embraces the stem, which in turn conceals the wire that is encased in a thin, inner groove.