We restored and reproduced for the city of Palermo several cast iron lamp posts that contribute to make their surroundings unique.
Municipality of Palermo
Fondazione Neri – Museo Italiano della Ghisa
The city of Palermo has preserved a vast heritage of original cast iron lamp posts. We restored the four posts in Piazza San Domenico; reproduced the 1920s posts designed by Liberty artist, Ernesto Basile; and restored and reproduced the posts surrounding the Renaissance Fountain in Piazza Pretoria.
The project is still ongoing: the last intervention in 2018 took place outside the train station and the famous botanic garden. Most of the city has now gradually returned to using this type of lamp post, from Viale Roma and Via della Libertà to Teatro Massimo and Porta Felice.
One of the most famous locations in Palermo is Piazza Pretoria, with its monumental 16th century fountain. The lamp posts that surround it are a unique model, found only here and at the Monreale Cathedral just a few kilometres from Palermo. We restored and brought them back to their former splendour.
Our Light 801 lantern lights many streets and alleys of Palermo’s historic centre, which is gradually being revived with careful architectural restorations that make it even more interesting and pleasant to experience by night.
The historic Palermo, where heritage products and restoration interventions are extensive, co-exists with the contemporary one where posts from Saiph collection have been installed with ‘Light 34’.
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The illumination of the port and walls of Alghero
Alghero (SS), Italy
A double row of Sheliak lampposts with Light 804 lanterns illuminates the dockside of the port of Alghero. A scenic backdrop is provided by the old walls of the city.
Spectrum Center, Irvine. Illumination that furnishes.
Spectrum Center Irvine, CA (USA)
The Spectrum commercial centre at Irvine, California, was inaugurated at the end of the last century and has been gradually expanding since 2018. Its plan reproduces a small European city. For its illumination, lampposts were used from the Kuma and Tabit collections with Light 500 and Light 600.
Milan (Monumental Cemetery). In the shade of cypresses and behind the tombs ….
The Cimitero Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery) of Milan is considered, a great open-air museum. On the occasion of the inauguration of the new underground station, the square in front of the cemetery was renovated. The Tabit lamppost with Light 804 was chosen for the illumination.