Architect Laura Alesi and industrial designer Silvia Braconi, both Italian talents producing Made-in-Italy magic for Karman Lighting, know a thing or two about form and function. Though young, the designers are avid about research, particularly when it comes to identifying technical solutions that spring from the latest modes of innovation. This should serve them well in the decades to come.

Getting lost in workshops and laboratories is a hallmark of their design strategy, whether the explorations are carried out in tandem or solo. Their fields of expertise are close enough to bring shorthand to their creative efforts and just diverse enough to bring two points of view to each project. Laura is said to have great voracity for research and to highly consider each design project’s details. Silvia has a matchless and marked sense of pragmatism, which is tempered by a continual curiosity that will take her far.

These young professionals designed the Morfema family of fixtures in the Global Lighting Stratos Collection, which includes kicky wall lights and pendants suspended from surfaces above and behind—the working pieces of the puzzle that create them reminiscent of building blocks used by children to create toys in a bygone era. Proving they cannot be typecast, the dynamic duo has also designed a fixture in glass.

We at Global Lighting look forward to seeing what designs will spring from these youthful minds in the future. Given that Laura’s favorite project on Archilovers is Hotel Droog in Amsterdam, we expect quite a bit of experimentation to come, and we are betting experimentation with materials will be an unceasing tactic for them. We salute these agile minds as they develop into what we believe with be tomorrow’s great design talents!