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Afillia – the Future of Lighting is in 3D Printing


These are  the new collection of lamps designed by Alessandro Zambelli for .exnovo. A name borrowed from botanical science – Afillia is a plant without leaves. This family of decorative lighting by three free standing, three suspension – base are made of pine, handmade according to ancient traditions, is combined with a diffuser nylon, sintered through professional 3D printing.





After being included in the 2014 Edition of the ADI Design Index – the publication put out yearly by the Italian Association for Industrial Design – Afillia by Alessandro Zambelli for .exnovo has been awarded the ADI Design Index 2014 Innovation Award.
This prize has been given annually since 2008 with the aim of highlighting the most innovative products in the Italian design arena. It is awarded to designers and professionals whose projects, products or services have been included in the ADI Design Index publication for the same year and stand out because of the new materials, processes and technologies used. The award recipients are also chosen for driving significant changes in individual and social behavior, in critical approach and applied research.