The Tress Lamps were designed by Milan-based designer Marc Sadler for Italian manufacturer Foscarini. Their unique design was inspired by the seduction of a woman’s tresses.
Foscarini Tress are made of a unique blend of materials, the lampshade is a web of threads, stabilized by a polymer resin. The manufacturing process is quite similar with the one used for the fabrication of fiberglass and carbon fiber. This complicated construction acts at the same time as structure, decorative element and screen.
These unique interwoven, resin-impregnated fibers combine both traditional and futuristic elements. Their design recalls the classic texture of baskets, as well as high-tech look of modern composite materials such as carbon fiber. When the Tress lamp is on the light eminates into the surrounding space through the various asymmetric openings, creating a stunning interplay of light and shadow.
Foscarini Tress posses an eloquent and distinctive silhouette ideal for any setting where a compact, yet visually strong lamp is required. The first Tress Lamp was presented in 2008 and it was a floor lamp. Following the success of this initial model the Tress collection was expanded with many different versions, including pendant lamps, wall lamps and table lamps. The latest addition to this impressive collection is the “Tress Stilo” which you can distinguish by the characteristic conical shape, it comes in two variations, pendant light and floor light.
The Foscarini Tress lamps are perfect for both commercial and residential applications, as their complex design is stylish, highly decorative and versatile. They are available in various size in white, black or red color.
About the Designer:
Marc Sadler was born in Innsbruck in 1946. He is a French citizen and currently resides in Milan. He graduated from the E.N.S.A.D. in Paris in 1968 and has collaborated with a number of distinguished French firms. As a designer, he has worked a long time in the sports sector, where he experimented with new materials and innovative production processes. He is also a very successful designer of furnishing and consumer products, always experimenting with revolutionary materials and new production techniques.