Rossini and Milan, a great love story that began almost a century ago. A world to be travelled by tram, first discovering its roots, then breathing in all the light of its design.
With the design of the stand at Euroluce (created by Lascia la Scia studio) we chose to remember the physical and historical roots underpinning the Rossini Illuminazione world. It all began in the industrious Milan of 1929, a Milan in black and white, where hard work and hope sat cheek-by-jowl, in the most densely populated districts and in the famous courtyard tenements, home to families united by the reciprocal help of good neighbours. A scene rich with familiar characters: the door-to-door ice vendors, the first Asians with their racks of ties and headscarves, the lamplighters, and so forth. Continue reading “The traditional Milanese courtyard tenement could be reached by tram”

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1929 + 2019 = 90. Yes indeed, we have reached a very important milestone for the company, and now we are wondering how – and above all why – we should celebrate it.

Let’s start with the “why”: we looked up the Italian word evento in the dictionary. Here’s what we found:


1. A
fact or incident that has already occurred or that may occur, usually significant to an objective or subjective situation: to judge by events; to await events; to challenge events, to face danger and adversity with great courage; memorable event, a fact or occurrence of great importance, worthy of being remembered.

In our case the most fitting example is the last one: a fact or occurrence of great importance, worthy of being remembered. Continue reading “Our 90th anniversary becomes Nine Point Zero”


Once it’s in print, a new catalogue that stands proud on the distributor’s counter or a designer’s bookshelf is primarily a complete, finished work. If it’s well designed, you will find it well organised, solid and simple to consult. And this is what it should be: a working tool to help people choose a type of lighting and the relevant products and technical and operational features. All of which is apparently very simple. Yet in actual fact, “producing” a new catalogue is tough work. It’s also fascinating, at times fun, but – seriously – not easy, because there’s a lot more involved than just sending it to be printed. Continue reading “Is it true that catalogues are created from light?”


Mattia Aquila, photographer, can you tell us something about yourself?
I am a professional photographer, born in 1986. I am specialized in design photography: whether it is about products, interior designs or architecture, everything about design fascinates me and is the basis of my photographic work. My work makes me travel all over Italy and abroad, allowing me to see unique places and meet new people.
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Lighting systems for environments of different types. Visual comfort for the office world, versatility and efficiency for the retail industry.

The most important novelty of the new Plexiform catalog is the division into four areas of use. One of these is Technical, which suggests solutions for the most diverse environments and applications, from office to retail sector as well as for home use. Continue reading “Technical / Office&Efficiency”


Design aesthetics is a major factor. Light that draws spaces and defines the volumes.

In the new Plexiform catalog, Architectural is a chapter devoted to design involving professional figures such as architects, lighting designers and specialized retailers or, why not, project solutions that arise from the collaboration of all these subjects. Continue reading “Architectural / Design&Light”


In an increasingly changeable market, we work to create and produce with stability and continuity, in search of the perfect product … for “perfect” we mean the right value for money. Now, manufacturing in Italy and abroad does not simply mean sending an object to the assembly line; rather, it means connecting a number of economic, quality, distribution, tax and administrative factors. Continue reading “The reasons why we manufacture some products in China: total transparency as a sign of respect towards our customers.”