Discover the collections of Luca Nichetto
With a degree in Industrial Design in hand, Luca Nichetto began his career as a professional designer with Salviati, leader in the production of mosaics and Murano glass objects. In the meantime, he collaborated with Foscarini, not only as a lamp designer but also as a consultant for the research of new materials with which to develop products. A few years later, in 2006, Nichetto founded his own studio for industrial design, product design and design consultancy in Venice: Nichetto & Partners. From the start he's collaborated with different brands and organizations and soon his influence reached beyond Italian borders. Requests for international collaborations increased, and, in 2011, Nichetto opened a second studio in Stockholm. Over the years, he has received numerous awards, among them the Grand Design Award, the Good Design Award from the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture, the IF Product Design Award and the Elle Decoration International Design Awards for Young Designer Talent.
In his two-year collaboration with us, Luca Nichetto created the characters for LCDC, La Compagnia di Caterina: Ginori 1735's first home fragrance collection. For the first time, in fact, our fine porcelain is being used to contain the flame of refined scented candles, to burn incense and perfumed essences. LCDC pays homage to Catherine de' Medici, bringing a touch of the Renaissance to everyday life. Luca Nichetto Ginori 1735 does so by creating a perfect synthesis between the atmosphere of the time and the artisan tradition of Ginori.
The protagonists of the collection are the statuesque and mysterious faces of the figures in Catherine's court. Behind each of those faces, study, research and dedication are hidden. Nichetto was inspired, in fact, by the masks of the lucha libre - the Mexican "free fights" of the nineteen thirties - as well as the iconic and extraordinary illustrations of Jean-Paul Goude and by graffiti.
Each face is that of a memberof the entourage who, expertly molded in porcelain by our artisans, takes the form of a scented candle, a designer reed diffuser, an incense burner or a candleholder. Available in different fragrances, colors and sizes.