Alchemie T

Alchemie T

Catellani&Smith: Alchemie T
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The origins

The antithesis between light and dark, between Sun and Moon, is everlasting, like part of the same flow of existence. Many allegorical meanings have been given to the necessary relationship between two elements that each exist as a consequence of the other. The new lamp Alchemie T, designed by Giulia Archimede for Catellani & Smith, investigates this dimension whose components are diametrically opposed but always, and for ever, connected. Alchemie T is an exquisite sculpture composed of two discs: the former, made of alabaster and lit by LEDs, stays fixed, while the latter, made of brass, slides on a track-base made of Medea limestone just with a light touch of the hand. The interaction between light and shade reaches its peak the moment when the two discs overlap and almost mimic an eclipse.

If you want to make beautiful things, you have to produce them in a beautiful place.

Enzo Catellani

The making of

I can’t believe what I’ve done so far... It looks like a miracle.

Enzo Catellani

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Available versions

  • brass/alabaster



Giulia Archimede in collaboration with Catellani & Smith Products Development Team


table lamp

Materials and colours

brass structure and details, Medea limestone base, alabaster diffuser

Light source

low voltage LED strip 12W 3000K

Power supply

plug driver 110-240V
with on/off on the base


lenght 54 cm ca.
discs Ø 26 cm ca.

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