Bover Dome by Benedetta Tagliabue

Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT has unveiled her design of the ‘dome lamp’ influenced by the architectural feature seen during the Renaissance period. Presented by Barcelona lighting company Bover at ICFF during New York Design Week, the product draws particular interest from renowned domes including the Pantheon in Rome and Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. Simultaneously, it references the geodesic work of Buckminster Fuller and the result sees Tagliabue’s ‘dome’ lamp formed of more than 170 puzzled wood pieces.

The intricate, interlocking structure of the body projects a play in light and shadow, with the LED bulb fixed above the wooden structure to enable an equal balance of illumination throughout the open and diffused portions.

This light takes centre stage and does so by playing through its shapes and their shadows. A sculpture may seem more or less static, of greater or lesser prominence, as the external light it receives varies.

Bover decided to take the light outside of the object, a light sculpture created and designed to receive and emit a subtle light, a game of shadows and nuances that enrich the space for which they are created.

Developing this project with Benedetta has allowed Bover to reflect on the art of illuminating, reinterpreting light and creating objects that are closer to art than to industrial development.

These light sculptures are entirely handmade at Bover’s facilities in Barcelona. It takes more than 170 fragments to compose this great Mecano of small and large pieces of wood, wisely interlocked and sewn one by one by the expert hands of those who know well the manual trade that requires the preparation and care of all our products made in tape.

Dome 90:

  • TRIAC dimming system
  • 25 W LED
  • Lumens: 1500 lm
  • CRI: 82Degrees
  • Kelvin: 2700
  • Voltage: 230V~50Hz


Dome 180:

  • TRIAC dimming system
  • 75 W LED
  • Lumens: 4500lm
  • CRI: 82
  • Kelvin: 2700
  • Voltage: 230V~50Hz