Marco Zito

April 2016
Caiigo, designed by Marco Zito for Foscarini, refers to ‘caigo’, which is Venetian dialect for the mist that rises up from the waters of the lagoon, the rarefied atmosphere that welcomes Venetian fishermen at dawn. That inspiring image led to the concept of this suspension lamp. To bring it to life, the choice of materials was of vital importance; indeed, Murano blown-glass is capable of guaranteeing that shaded nuance effect that distinguishes the diffuser. The glass-working process used for Caiigo is highly complex: it is up to the master glass-blower to capture the exact combination and fusion of white and transparent masses to achieve the desired nuance.