- Designer : Marco Zito
- Year of Design : 2016
- Material : Blown Glass & Aluminium
- Diffuser H : 29cm; Ø: 24.5cm
- Canopy Ø: 16cm
- Drop: 190cm (max)
- Bulb Specification
1 x 35W GU10 PAR 16 Halogen (excluded) or
1 x 8W GU10 PAR 16 / LED equivalent (excluded)
- IP Rating : 20
- Delivery : Non stock items; 1 - 2 weeks
Why you should buy Foscarini Caiigo Pendant Light:
- Each light fitting is unique due to the expert mouth blown nature of the shade
- The shade features two finishes which beautifully mimic the morning mist that rises up from the Venetian Lagoon
- The gradient created by the change in the opacity of the glass from bottom to top diffuses the light in different ways
- Can be used singly or in lines or clusters, for ambient lighting, or as a task light over a dining table or desk
- Suitable for use with LED retrofit bulb for better energy efficiency
Why you'll love this pendant light:
The Caiigo Pendant Lamp, designed by Marco Zito for Italian lighting giant Foscarini is mouth blown on Murano, the Venetian island famous for its glass-making. Designed to mimic the morning mist that rises up from the Venetian Lagoon, Caiigo features a cylindrical base that tapers inward towards the case holding the bulb. The gradient created by the change in the opacity of the glass from bottom to top diffuses the light in different ways.The transition between the two finishes is determined by the glass-blower, making each one different.
The word Caiigo comes from the Venetian dialect and refers to the mist that rises up from the city's waterways each morning and images of this scene were Zito's inspiration for the lights. Mist is a visual filter, it lightens colours in the sense that it takes weight and consistency off, and diffuses light creating 'soft' landscapes," said Zito.
Caiigo is linear, balanced and magical: it is not just a lamp, but rather a fragment of a landscape. It mesmerises owing to its simplicity and its ability to change: when it is turned off, the glass almost disappears from view, whereas when it is on, it suddenly comes to life, with a soft light like that of a flame, which caresses and does not create glare. The light can be used singly or in lines or clusters, for ambient lighting, or as a task light over a dining table or desk.
As with most Foscarini suspension lights Caiggo is available in two versions - a single version which comes with its own canopy/ceiling rose or without a ceiling rose. The letter version is designed to be used with one of the three separate canopies available for multiple fittings, depending on the configuration required and area over which they are to hang:
90cm Linear - maximum of 6 fittings in staggered position
135cm Linear - maximum of 9 fittings in staggered position
Round Canopy - maximum of 6 fittings in staggered position
Lights are available with a standard 1.9m cable and suspension wire or 5m for extra high ceilings.
A 'decentralisation' kit is also available for single lights which enables you to position the light off-centre to the main canopy - ideal if your electricity feed cables don't lie immediately above where you want the light to be positioned.