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Dario Ravetto

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Hi! I studied Industrial Design at Politecnico di Torino. I'm intrested in lighting design, video making and photography. Since 2012 I'm creative director of Associazione Culturale Mareschi a group of creative young people working for social communication.

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Birth date 03/10/1985
Type Creative
Specialization Architectural Design, Interior Design, Interior Design, Graphic Designer, Communication Design, Lighting design
Style Modern, Vintage, Minimal

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    September, 3 2013 • 10:00

    Austrian Designer Andreas Scheiger proposed a series of hanging racks for bicycles called "Upcycle Fetish" that recalls the old traditional hunting trophies by reusing old bicycle parts.         These objects are unique because of the parts they're composed of: different shapes of saddles, handle bars and brakes mounted on an oval shaped wooden plate. The horizontal part of the bike's frame can easily be hanged over the handlebar (racing shaped) and crutched on the saddle. It works well with bikes, but you can also hang everyday objects like umbrellas, bags or you favourite trench.         Scheiger’s creation is clearly influenced by the 1944 "Bull Head" by Pablo Picasso, a ready made created with a saddle welded over a handlebar.         In the last few years, other designers have tried to celebrate the new bicycle trend through the iconic shape of the hunting trophy. Bicycle Taxidermy is the project of an ex-student of the Royal College of Arts that celebrates the "homesickness for the rugged highlands" by using his beloved old bikes as hunting trophies and adding a precious engraved plaque with its name, date and a funny epitaph.             Sure, there are no intentional functional features here, except to reminisce the funny moments when riding those handlebars on the road. And that is good to hear!

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    April, 25 2013 • 10:00

    The Dydell LED bulb is made by using two half spheres that can be fitted with a warm white LED (2,700 K) and coloured RGB LED lights. Both the solutions can be equipped within the same bulb. When compared to other LED bulbs, this light source has an innovative design feature that ensures an extended lifetime to the product. One of the critical aspects of high power LED is the design of the heat sinking system because it’s strictly related to the lifetime of the diode. A bad designed heat sink can significantly shorten the lifetime of the LED, wasting one of the most convenient aspects of this technology.   Slingerlamp by Gispen   The LED bulb by Dydell has a vertical hole that crosses the whole section of the bulb and naturally uses air to create a cooling flow. This unique feature (patented) allows the designer to forget about the ordinary aluminium heat sinks that characterizes the LED high power bulbs. In terms of light emission the advantage is that you have a bulb that is very similar to a traditional incandescent lamp, reaching approximately 360° emission instead of a typical 160° single LED. Dydell specifies a lifetime of 50.000 hours and a luminous flux of 1650 lumens. It's pretty much equivalent to the 100W traditional incandescent bulb, but it consumes just 25W.   WiFi Controller   Another interesting feature is that Dydell LED bulbs can be controlled trough a WiFi connection combined with a specific Smartphone App. Through this application you can control the colours of the two half spheres in terms of tone and saturation. Dimming is full 1-100% without flickering. The App offers you different lighting scenarios according to the different times of the day and moods. You can also create your scene and save it in a favourite list so you can choose it again when you need it.   Thunderball by Gispen Dydell collaborates with the major labels in Dutch design, like Gispen. At the Temporary Museum of Superstudiopiu' some new luminaries were presented by Gipsen, equipped with the new Dydell LED bulb.     THUNDERBALL, designed by Richard Hutten, is a pendant luminaire that comes flat packed. It is made using polygonal white steel surfaces than can be modelled into different shapes, following the customer's taste. Each hexagon is connected to the next by a small piece of steel that functions as a hinge. It is real fun to design your own light.     SLINGERLAMP, designed by Richard Hutten is produced by Gispen using the newest laser technology. In these days, with rising energy cost, this luminaire is designed to offer minimum waste of luminous flux coming from the bulb. It creates a soft atmosphere with its light and shade alternations, ideal for both sophisticated and playful ambient.  

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    April, 16 2013 • 10:00

    Melogranoblu begins its activity in 1997 when Massimo Crema and Ermanno Rocchi created their first collection called "Bright Forms" using blown glass.          Thanks to its tremendous ornamental impact, this first collection is now being recognized by professional dealers as an extraordinary scenic element that can immediately define the designed space. Moreover, the two artists don't limit themselves to designing their creations but they also personally supervise the production, which they entrust only to selected and highly specialized Italian craftsmen. Production, entirely hand-manufactured, is thus guaranteed to be of highest quality.     MAELSTRÖM installation     The installation presented in Milan has an astonishing ornamental impact that evokes strong emotions through harmonic shapes and colored lights.   When entering the MAELSTRÖM you feel like diving deep into the northern sea,  where a whirlpool of lights and pendant crystals are performing a beautiful show in front of your eyes. The scenographic effect is great and you'll be really moved while looking at all these magnificent color changing light shapes.      The installation is made with RGB LEDs and every single pendant light is made using white frosted blown glass of the Hydra Collection. The luminaries are fixed to the ceiling at different heights by a unique colored metallic mesh rope so to create a fascinating organic shape.  

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    Hand Made Recycled Wooden Pallet Hanging Lamp Shade

    April, 3 2013 • 10:00

    Exhausted pallets are one of the most used materials when we think about recycle and reuse.This Wooden Pallet Hanging Lamp Shade, designed by FactoryTwentyOne, is handmade and it's mounted on the ceiling with a colored rubber band, which you can choose while you're buying it.     This Lamp doesn't come out of the package as an industrial-made object: the pleasure is that you have to assemble every part of it. The assembling process is easy and satisfying, but if you are really not addicted to DIY stuff you can follow a full understandable instruction sheet.       All the components are put together without screws or glue, it's all made with joints so you don't need any tools. You can even disassemble it if you need to!       This makes it 100% ECOLOGICAL. The lamp comes without electrical components as it works well with existing light fittings. It's available in two sizes: small and medium. The natural finishing of this lamp works well with different ambients. Let the wood speaks for itself!       From

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    Very Nice Bike Rack by Daniel Ballou

    March, 28 2013 • 10:00

    Do you love your bike so much that you want to keep it at home as a stylish design object? This minimal bike rack is right for your needs.   Very Nice Bike Rack is made of bent plywood, walnut veneer or white powder coasted steel hardware, so you can choose the material that matches your style of furniture. It comes in 2 versions, one is wall mount and the other is a floor stand.     The great feature of this bike stand is its high versatility because the floor version is suitable for any sizes of bikes and tire diameter. Just note that if you choose the wall mount version you can be somehow limited with its use because it's exclusively suitable for horizontal tube bikes and the maximum load is about 11 Kg. The effect is stunning and it works perfectly!         Images from

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    DIY Concrete Pendant Lamp

    March, 4 2013 • 10:00

    Using concrete to make interior design is quite a noticeable trend these days. Do you remember the version of Le Corbusier’s Grand Comfort Chair made in concrete and steel by Stefan Zwicky? Maybe it wasn’t so comfortable as the original but surely it was highly expressive.   'Concrete Chair' by Stefan Zwicky   I don’t know if you like concrete chairs, but what about concrete and lighting? I found a DIY concrete pendant lamp on and love it because it’s stylish as an expensive design luminaire but it’s really cheap and simple to create.     Concrete creates an inhomogeneous texture that becomes even more expressive with the small holes created by air bubbles while drying. You can build lamps with different shapes, using different plastic bottles. Have a look at the video, choose your plastic bottle and follow the instructions step by step. Have fun!   Homemade Modern, Episode 9 – DIY concrete pendant lamp from on Vimeo.    

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