Meaning the "light of dawn" and "praise of wisdom" in Chinese, Xi is a stunning luminaire crafted from Venetian glass and saddle leather. Mysterious and suggestive in presence, this contemporary lighting solution evokes exquisite soft illumination akin to that of a rising sun. With its roots in Eastern influences, this contemporary design embodies charm and integrates gracefully in any environment.
Materials & Finishes
The Xi lights, in blown glass and saddle-leather, allow themselves to be cradled by the space like lanterns. A mysterious and evocative presence that combines oriental traditions with the Poltrona Frau leather culture and the masterful Venetian art of blown glass.
The top part of the Xi light fitting, which combines two elements in blown glass, has a particular transparent ridged surface in the shades amber, emerald, sapphire or moonstone. The bottom piece of glass is acid-etched with a pearl finish to make the light warm and diffused.
In the pendant version a strap of Cuoio Saddle Extra leather in the two finishes Cammello (Camel) or Talpa (Taupe), with tone-on-tone raw-edge seam, embraces the light fitting and supports it like a trapeze or a delicate lantern. The Xi lights are fitted on a height-adjustable suspended horizontal bar. The rail structure of the bar makes it possible to move the lights horizontally and fix them in the desired position. The bar comes in two lengths, 130 cm and 180 cm, with a matt gunmetal grey finish. The electrical cables are transparent.
The system is available in various combinations of single or multiple lamps. Due to the complexity of configurations, we kindly ask you to contact the showroom for further info.
Available in a variety of sizes and configurations.
Not all Poltrona Frau products are available to buy online. However, the full range can be ordered via our London based showroom. For more information, or to discuss the Chaplins Price Promise, please call 020 8421 1779 or use our handy live chat feature to speak with a design expert immediately.