But unlike a performance, these people are real, going through their daily routines. Table lamps, floor lamps and pendants designed by Foscarini are firmly engrained into the homes featured in Vassallo’s films. With the touch of the Satelite, a bedside lamp for example, there’s a path of illuminated light on the floor to the bathroom.
This unique approach of placing people in the centre of the frame rather than the product is highlighted by Carlo Urbinati, president of Foscarini. “People who very patiently have made their spaces, their lives available to us, where Foscarini has entered on tiptoe.” Whether it’s a Foscarini Satelight or the Gregg table lamps, these products take a backseat to the people featured in the films. When these lights do appear in a film, it feels as natural as pushing back crumpled sheets first thing in the morning.