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Sturlesi Design – iLLuminite
Sturlesi Design was founded by Amit Sturlesi (2009).
At first mainly focusing on Industrial design services and one-off products, Sturlesi created the “iLLuminite” collection in 2013. Since then, these unique night-lights have taken on many forms figurative and abstract, complying with an endless variety of growing market desires.
iLLuminite is a collection of decorative night lights by Sturlesi. It is inspired by the search for a more unique and original approach to night lights and ambient lights. Acrylic glass functions like fiber optics, light up one side and the material channels the light all the way through to the other side. More so, any engraving on the acryl will emit the light as well. After understanding this process Amit Sturlesi started experimenting with the materials. Sturlesi Design‘s objective was to place a product at an affordable price range. The LED’s make up around 50% of the production price so the challenge was to find an inexpensive material and technology which could sustain all of the elements together. After some research and development SturlesiDesign landed on concrete. It’s a cheap durable material which can take on almost any form and when combined with the right materials has a high-end look and feel to it. The studio which is located on the thin stretch between Tel Aviv and Jaffa creates a variety of lamps with different shapes and figures, some of them even share the same concrete base, so you can enjoy a different design without purchasing an extra base.
“I believe that good design is something we can comprehend immediately, otherwise it’s art. Functionality cannot overcome aesthetics, otherwise it’s engineering. You can’t stare without feeling, otherwise it’s junk.” – Amit Sturlesi