Foscarini · 2023
Inspired by a meteorite that fell to Earth, Hoba translates the perfect imperfection of a handcrafted object into a lamp produced in series that is the physical representation of anti-geometry. A new expression of the many years of research conducted by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba with Foscarini to push experimentation on blown glass beyond traditional forms and methods. To describe Hoba, it’s necessary to employ the vocabulary of nature. In fact, Foscarini's new family of lamps, made of matt embossed blown glass, resembles a stone fallen to earth, deformed by speed and crystallized at the instant of flight. It is no coincidence that the new collection is named after the Hoba meteorite, the heaviest ever to hit the earth and that landed in Namibia, on the Hoba West farm.