Orbital is Ferruccio Laviani’s debut lamp, designed in 1992. This lighting object decorates with the boldness of a sculpture; a true icon of lighting design. The lamp’s structure is essentially made up of three parts: a moveable tripod, made from laser-cut metal sheet, that supports a lacquered metal rod. Five arms extend from the rod and on these arms are diffusers made from serigraphed, industrial glass. Each slab has its own unique shape for a bold overall graphic effect which is particularly evident in the white version. The colored diffusers, on the other hand, evoke a surrealist painting when the lamp is switched off. When the lamp is switched on these mosaic glass strips create an illusion. The diffusers are satin finished on the outside to give texture to the color and enhance the shapes but glossy on the inside to reflect the light.