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Who is Panzeri?

Panzeri has been in the lighting business since 1947. So, what distinguishes this range from that of numerous other manufacturers?



BY Andrew McDonald

February 8th, 2017


Today, the Italian company remains wholly owned by the Panzeri family who maintain a high degree of hands-on involvement in the design and manufacturing of a wide range of decorative, semi-decorative and technical light fittings.

Panzeri does not simply make ‘glowing furniture’. Its full range of 70 product families is designed to be functional in terms of light distribution, glare control, efficiency and the use of high-end LED technology; the range does include a relatively small number of purely technical downlights as well as linear and track based lighting systems, but this is not where its major strength lies.

One of the company’s guiding policies is to be independent of external sub-manufacturers to the greatest possible extent. Over its near 70-year existence, this has necessitated a major investment in tooling, extrusion capability, casting, laser cutting technology and development of customised components. This not only ensures an efficient supply and assembly chain, but also provides total control over quality, which becomes clear when the fittings are examined in detail. Another defining aspect to the Panzeri philosophy is the sheer diligence and considerable design thinking that has been supported by use of high quality raw materials and workmanship. In fact, much of the Panzeri design is based on the use of Venetian sourced glass in multiple forms and size options.

Though steeped in a culture of rich R&D, Panzeri clearly enjoys pairing well-researched technology with a refined design aesthetic. The strongly graphic ‘circles of light’ for example, which comprise the flagship ‘Silver Ring’ and ‘Golden Ring’ series are not just attractive sculptural pieces, but pendant or wall/ceiling fittings with scale and purpose.

These pendant, recessed, ceiling or wall mounted fittings are simple ‘filled’ circles, providing a downward, uniform, light distribution over a wide area from dimmable LED sources that can be provided with either a ‘warm’ or ‘cool’ colour temperature.

Interestingly, Panzeri’s commitment to the development of new and custom fittings powered by efficient energy saving LED technology is complemented by the fact that its factory is self-sufficient in energy terms.

Panzeri’s range of lighting products is available in Australia exclusively through Light Culture.


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