Saturday, November 17, 2007

Luca Rattazzi's Last Day at Manifesto

Our friend Luca celebrated his last day at Manifesto, the company that makes Resolute lighting, on Thursday evening. He's run the glass shop there for many years.

Luca

This is a clean and pleasant showroom. It is well-lighted.

IMG_0975

IMG_0974

Luca's sister-in-law, stepdad, and mom (who's talking to the owner of Ophelia's Books in Fremont -- she's one of my favorite people to chat with at a party).

IMG_0947

I didn't get any good shots of Luca (at right) -- or anyone, really -- with my little point-and-shoot.

IMG_0952

I blame it on the Sancerre, my very favorite wine.

IMG_0973

IMG_0972

Luca's brother is hard to take a bad picture of.

IMG_0954

IMG_0948

Luca brought out a lot of his old work for the party.

IMG_0957

IMG_0956

IMG_0958

IMG_0959

IMG_0960

The Birds.

IMG_0963

IMG_0964

Fat Lip.

IMG_0965

IMG_0966

IMG_0967

IMG_0969

IMG_0970

IMG_0971

Luca has been a friend of my husband's since junior high or high school. Here are a couple pictures of my husband (and his family) from around that time.

Junior high (he's at left):

CraterLake

High school (also at left):

NickRhodes

And here's a picture of a two-headed calf from Scio, Oregon. (Sorry. We've been having fun with the scanner lately, and the only way I can work these photos in is to include them as non sequiturs.)

calf from scio 1

At home we could do our own Luca show. We've bought a couple Resolute lamps, and he's given us a dozen of his own pieces. He made the lamp at left, the vases against the far wall, and the lamp at right.

IMG_2355

I like the way the vases echo the colors in the Todd Karam painting.

IMG_2108

Last weekend he gave us the blue, red, and yellow vases.

IMG_2357

The yellow lamp on this table, at a lighting design show last spring, is another gift from Luca.

IMG_4360

Thank you, Luca!

6 comments:

uppergeorgetowner said...

hey, you have a nice place midbeaconhillblog.

Anonymous said...

Where's Lucca going? -- Pat

JvA said...

Thanks, Upper Georgetowner! (BTW, does that mean you're on Beacon Hill?)

The rest of the house looks a whole lot less Dwell magazine-y, but still kinda charming in its knotty-pine-paneled way.

Pat -- I can't remember where Luca's going. Somewhere he'll be able to use more of his industrial design skills instead just the glass blowing.

uppergeorgetowner said...

I am on Beacon Hill - the neighborhood called Maple Hill, which was originally part of Georgetown, the way the original boundaries were drawn. Just above Stellar on the hillside near the Maple school and park.

chuck b. said...

Okay, this Thanksgiving I am sooo glad (thankful) there are no pictures of me as a nine-year-old with knee-high white tubesocks, short shorts, and midriff bearing t-shirts.

JvA said...

He and his brothers are so apelike in that photo, with their arms hanging down like that.