AN ITALO-BRITISH STORY
« Don’t be afraid of the potential of a blank sheet of paper, which is the darkness when designing light »
After met at the university and got married few years later, it’s in 2006 that Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes founded their own design studio under the name Giopato & Coombes.
Full of their common and limitless passion for design and particularly fascinated by Murano blown glass technique, they decided to specialized themselves in lighting manufacture.
Mainly made of glass, brass and marble the devices signed by the studio honor the nobility of materials. The result is elegant, subtle, and evocative.
A SENSORIAL APPROACH OF CREATION
The ambition of Giopato & Coombes: transforming materials to create magical, timeless, and multi-sensory objects and to arouse emotions, develop sensibilities, educate everyone to art-design. An obsession enliven them: object must float in spaces and time, withstand to whim of vagaries of tendencies.
With the elaboration of stunning collections, noticed all over the world, Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes encourage human dialogue and their know-how. The human dialogue on one hand because the studio strives to know the needs and desires of each to create interpretations and solutions on demand. Their know-how on the other hand, transmitted from generation to generation, to develop beautiful, functional and durable luminaire.
Driven by their taste for creation, the duo constantly seek new technologies, new materials, new shapes, new mix to create innovative pieces. Considering design as a quest, they want to create non-conventional products, never seen before.
Between intuition and advanced techniques, lightings are handmade, meeting high standards quality.
RARE AND PRECIOUS BEAUTY COLLECTIONS
BOLLE, ROUND AND PURE LUMINAIRE
The series is available in several versions: suspension, chandelier, floor lamp, and wall lamp. Its glass bubbles, as poetic as immaterial, light up according to the time of day and what surrounds them. A model with multiple reflections for a magical result.
FLAUTI, THE VERY FIRST COLLECTION
Like pearls, the colors line up to let the light bloom. The variations of glass and colors, evoking the sunset on the lagoon of Venice, are numerous. Each piece is unique thanks to its own lighting.
GIOIELLI, SCULPTURAL SCONCES
A perfect balance between metal structure, iconic decor and bright, and colorful gemstones, the Gioielli collection reveals a meticulous and subdued work.
GIOPATO & COOMBES / www.giopatocoombes.com