The Masiero Story
In 1981, Paolo Masiero and Marliena Pellizzato founded Emme Pi Light in Consico di Casale sul Sile (Treviso), Italy. Their specialty: using unexpected materials and details to reimagine classic lighting forms. In 2001, Emme Pi Light-Masiero Group expanded its design and production techniques, taking the founders' inherent sense of artistry and love of craft to create three distinctive collections of fine Italian lighting (Classica, Eclettica and Ottocento).
Today, the variety of Masiero lighting continues to grow through experimentation with new materials and collaborations with lighting designers like Fly Design Studio, Manuel Vivian and Crepax & Zanon.
Why We Love Masiero Lighting
With Masiero lighting, you can expect to see materials as varied as iron, brass, aluminum and steel, silk organza, shantung Le Bock, ponge and polyester, Murano glass and sparkling Asfour and Swarovski crystal, not to mention various types of wood, plastic and ceramic. (These high-quality frame materials and fabrics are not only beautiful, but are well-known to be exceptionally durable, long-lasting and resistant to yellowing or fading.)
As experimental as they are in their use of materials and forms--and as unique and brand-new as the results are--Masiero is ultimately rooted in tradition when it comes to their modern lighting designs. This also applies to their manufacturing process, with every piece hand-made from scratch in Italy, including forming and welding together the frames and sewing the shades.
A Fun Fact About Masiero
Ottocento is the high-end, luxury lighting collection by Masiero. It literally translates from the Italian as "eight hundred." However, it also refers to the 1800s, a golden age in the history of Italian fashion, art and design.
Noteworthy Lighting From Masiero
The Flashwood collection is sharp and exciting, with a dynamic form like exploding crystal...except it's made out of oak tipped in frosted plastic. The Blossomy collection uses curved petals of painted aluminum and a hidden fluorescent bulb to create amazing patterns of light.