Prandina was founded in 1982 by Sergio Prandina in Italy. The company specializes in lighting solutions that cater to the modern person, with an eye for traditional processes as well. With well over 30 years of experience on their shoulders, Prandina designers have been able to recreate something that isn't to be found anywhere else in the world. The design and the material quality chosen by Prandina has been recognized in a worldwide scenario, where pieces from their collections have been used in prestigious hotels such as Hilton, Marriott and Radisson, some of the most famous names in the Hotel & Catering industry.
As Prandina claims on their website: "Quality is our upmost priority and our core mission." In fact, Prandina is really determined that there's no need to compromise on design pieces; the only thing that can't be changed is how a material reacts to certain processes, but materials can always be swapped. Prandina's favorite material is blown glass, a material that is both fragile in the beginning but also extremely customizable, meaning that their designs can take on any form in the end. Their products have all of what it takes to be considered best in class, no doubt about that.
Prandina is an Italian company that was started in 1982. It is a member of ADI – Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (Association for the Industrial Design), with a powerful presence in the markets of Europe, Middle East, Asia, and North and South America.
With experience in glass manufacturing, glass is the main material used in most of Prandina’s products, from floor lamps to suspension lamps. The company's design philosophy is centred on “simplicity and formal precision, functionality and lasting quality”. It aims to develop and deliver effective and recognisable lamps.
Prandina works with emerging and established designers, Italian or otherwise, as a means to learn new ideas in lighting, and to break through conventions and trends. They’ve collaborated with Bakerygroup, Mario Mengotti, Katja Hettler / Jula Tüllmann, Luc Ramael, and Federico Churba, among others.
It is also slowly embracing the use of other materials, such as stainless steel, brass, and those that help re-create projects with basic ideas into more modern and better designs. The company is also integrating modern procedures in manufacturing lighting products, including mould pressing and glass blowing.
In 2012, Prandina won the grandesignEtico Award for the Hanoi table lamp. In 2013, during the Milan Design Week, the company exhibited at the Triennale di Milano.