Rotaliana Diva LED Light & Music System
Diva is a LED light and music system specifically designed for your iPod or iPhone. It combines multiple functions in one light, compact object, eliminating clutter and stealing the scene no matter where you place it. The anodised, screen printed aluminium jacket makes Diva a mysterious musical instrument, only revealing its many functions when open. But even when closed, it’s an FM radio and speaker system for a connected computer, MP3 or CD player. Insert your iPod or iPhone by releasing the retractable docking station drawer. The sound quality is full and rich, thanks to the four, high quality speakers housed in its body. Pressing a button opens the die-cast aluminium lamp arm. Raise this to whatever position is most comfortable to read or to light your workstation. The lamp’s cutting edge LED light is warm, highly effective and energy efficient at 4,5W. A digital screen is hidden behind the anodised aluminium, to show the time and all the other information about Diva’s various uses and FM stations. An infrared remote control governs every function, including your iPod and the radio. The back of Diva comes with a AUX socket for playing music from MP3 players, CD players, computers, etc.; a USB socket to play music from a flash drive; an audio-out socket to connect to external speakers. Including LED 4.5W.
Materials: Polycarbonate injection moulded plastic parts. Anodized, screen printed aluminium jackets. Casted aluminium lamp arm, with a LED source.
Retractable docking drawer with iPod©/iPhone© connector. 4 drivers, 6 Watt per channel. FM radio. Back connectors: USB, Audio in, Audio Out, power cable. Infrared remote control. Size: H 37.5 cm, Base Dia 18.5 cm, Arm Extended 36 cm.
The Designer: Dante Donegani was born in Pinzolo (province of Trento) in 1957. Dante Donegani gained a degree in architecture in Florence in 1983. From 1987 to 1991 he worked in the Olivetti Corporate Identity department. Since 1991 he has been the director of the master’s program in design at the Domus Academy in Milan. In 1992 he opened the D&L Studio together with Giovanni Lauda. He has designed layouts for art exhibitions, corporate identity projects, and products for a number of companies that include Memphis, Stildomus, Isuz, Steel and Luceplan, Le Cose Nostre, Edra, Radice and Viceversa. Dante Donegani has won important competitions in architecture, and his work have been displayed in numerous exhibitions. In 2001 he was responsible for setting up the “home” section of the exhibition entitled “Italy and Japan: Design as Lifestyle”.
Giovanni Lauda was born in 1956 in Naples, where he gained a degree in architecture and was a member of the Morozzi & Partners studio from 1988 to 1991. In 1992 he opened the D&L Studio together with Dante Donegani. He created products in the home sector for Sedie & Company, Uchino, Play line, Le Cose Nostre, Edra, Radice Lucepland and Viceversa. Giovanni Lauda has designed furnishings for homes and stores, staging for art exhibitions, and commercial layouts. In 1996 he participated in the creation of an exhibition entitles “Italian design from 1964 to 1990” at the Triennale of Milan, and contributed to an exhibition called “Italy and Japan: Design as Lifestyle” in 2001. He has been teaching at the Domus Academy in Milan since 1993.
The Brand: Rotaliana lamps are expressions of an authentic and original production environment, combining – through the agency of that contemporary icon, the light unit – tradition and innovation, traditional roots and modern thinking. In each of its products, with their rich identity of aesthetic, functional and cultural approaches, we can gain a strong sense of the aesthetic tendencies that characterize the contemporary scene in Italy and, almost like an imaginary bridge, link people with products, companies with the public.