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Roberto Tarter & Rodolfo Viola

  • Morghen Studio
  • Furniture maker
  • Milan, Italy
  • Master Artisan
Roberto Tarter & Rodolfo Viola Furniture maker
Italian, English
By appointment only
+39 3351048791
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Old knowledge and modern visions

  • • Roberto and Rodolfo do everything in-house
  • • Their signature work involves the concept of “flexible light”
  • • They believe in applying old knowledge to contemporary practices

Roberto Tarter and Rodolfo Viola are Morghen Studio, a multidisciplinary practice that blends artisanal techniques and contemporary studies in project-making. Besides the ground-breaking design, what makes them special is their ability to carry out work fully in-house, starting from the project and moving on to prototype, production and installation. Their practice was born as a side-project in 2014, when they set out to find a space for their experiments. Roberto and Rodolfo have learned crafting techniques from local masters and web-tutorials. Among their preferred materials are copper, brass, stone and light, the latter they consider an actual material and therefore treat it as such by moulding and shaping it according to the project’s requirement.

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Ophelia is a pendant lamp composed of linear elements closed in on themselves, it appears both fragile and taut. The thin section of each tube is folded and bent differently, underlining the sense of delicacy and fragility of the rhythmic balance between the parts. These tubes contain the light sources in a seemingly casual way.

Length 130 cm
Width 60 cm
Height 90 cm

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This candleholder, Prometeo, is part of a collection of objects inspired by the research into the rediscovery of apparently lost resources. In our era, filled with nebulous and liquefied references, which daily storm our digital identities, the Prometeo Collection goes over the myth of the gift of fire by interfacing a melting and grinding technique with the composition of few, defined, allegorical elements.

Length 15 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 30 cm

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This pendant lamp was born after a journey to Africa. Its shapes are inspired by the Umbrella Tree, but rather than provide shades as a regular tree it provides light. Each one of its brass branches, hand shaped with a blowtorch, has cracks where the light shines from. Like resin dripping from cuts on the bark. The brass surface is ground and deliberately left raw. The lamp’s name is a tribute to the Greco-Roman myth of Dafne, the beautiful nymph that was transformed into a tree after becoming the unwilling object of the infatuation of Apollo.

Length 130 cm
Width 70 cm
Height 50 cm

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This pendant lamp or chandelier dances and twists with a scenographic and unexpected flow. The horizontal element is at the same time origin, pretext and conclusion of her path. The outcome is a harmonious coupling between the two elements originating in a unique piece, always different in shape and rhythm.

Length 190 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 30 cm

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