We restored and reproduced for the city of Palermo several cast iron lamp posts that contribute to make their surroundings unique.
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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