design Samuele Mazza
Whether it is black or whether it is white, “no colour” (the sum of all colours or the lack of
colours) is the distinguishing feature which gives an unmistakable contemporary look to the new
Samuele Mazza chandelier for la murrina: the unique look of opulent anti-minimalism, dreams
and contamination has always been the stylistic hallmark of the designer.
The decidedly evocative chandelier, worthy of the most magnificent Gattopardo settings – the
novel set in the island of Sicily where the designer was born – also mixes touches and contamination
of Florence, another city which strongly influenced the course of the designer.
The name Ballroom is a tribute to the magical ballrooms of times gone by: from the magnificence
and opulence of the Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi (featured in Luchino Visconti’s film adaptation of
Il Gattopardo), to the Reggia di Caserta and other examples of Italian architectural excellence of
The Ballroom collection perfectly recreates the atmosphere of antique candelabras and is completed
by wall, floor and table lights.
The collection pays homage to an area of the World which no longer exists in modern political
geography; the adjective form perfectly fits the mood which Mazza defines as “byzantine” with
the up and coming middle bourgeoisie aiming at possessing “fragments of Made In Italy”