Born in Backnang, Germany, in 1964, Edmondo Testaguzza works from his eponymous design studio, which he founded in 1997. The firm’s projects include interior design, industrial design and product design. His talent creating lighting systems led to a fruitful collaboration with Karman, whose products Global Lighting distributes in the North American marketplace. The experimenter in shapes and forms is a passionate observer of the environment, bringing natural themes and an elemental aesthetic to his designs.

Among his awards, Testaguzza was honored at IFFT (the International Furniture Fair Tokyo) in 2000, for designing one of the best Italian products being exhibited at that event. His clients include a variety of Italian firms based in the Marche Region, including FBL and Karman. The Dharma pendant, which he initially envisioned while imagining several frames in an embrace, is a fixture of Testaguzza’s that Global Lighting offers in the United States and Canada.