Crash & Bell
Foscarini Thursday 28 Aug 2014

Diesel's rock soul has taken shape thanks to a collaboration with Italian lighting specialists, Foscarini. The team created two pendant lamps which are as striking independently as they are complementary when displayed as a group. Inspired by percussion instruments, Crash & Bell have everything in common except their shapes. Crash is more than a little bit resembles a cymbal while Bell looks just as its name suggests.

Both are available in bronze or aluminium colours and have been given a surface treatment with small, concentric grooves. These grooves reference both the instruments from which the lamps have borrowed their form as well as the radial lines found on records immortalizing the golden age of rock music. 

Both lamps use the same multi-faceted blown glass lamp holder resembling vintage glassware which projects beams of fragmented light onto the diffuser's metal surface and at the same time leaves the naked bulb in full view in a clear reference to the world of industry.

It is this two-fold light effect which gives Crash & Bell its powerful and unique impact. On their own, as a twosome or in groups, they steal the limelight in any young domestic environment or alternative contract environment.

Material: varnished aluminium- blown glass

Color: aluminium, bronze


Crash: l. 60 h. 19 cm / l. 23 1/2" h. 7 1/2"

Bell: Ø 45 h. 33 cm/ Ø 17 1/2" h. 13"


(220/240V) Halo:1x57W / Fluo: 1x16W

(120/277V) Halo:1x60W / Fluo: 1x16W

designer biog


A company that gives form to ideas. A creative and technological workshop that conceives, develops and produces not only lamps but pure emotions, in collaboration with many other designers from around the world. A company that is free, passionate, unconventional and right at the heart of the industry in which it thrives. This is Foscarini.