The Alba 176 Wall Lamp has been created by Mariana Pellegrino Soto for the brand Oluce. This Venezuelan designer attended school in Italy and entered the world of design while still a student. She participated in the Erasmus project and won the top prize for the design of a glass water bottle. Winning the 2016 Global Bottled Water Awards for Best Packaging drew the attention of top label Oluce, which produced the product she designed.
Mariana Pellegrino Soto has remained on a winning streak with subsequent designs like the Alba 176 Wall Lamp. Inspired by water drops, this lamp has a hand blown glass shade that appears to float on the square rod upon which it sits. The shade represents a drop of water. The brushed bronze rod arises out of a circular base. The shade is made of opal glass which diffuses the light to give a lovely, soft illumination. The contrast of the shape of the shade and the rod and the colours of the two parts make for a strong visual appeal. The Alba 176 Wall Lamp is 33cm in length, 26cm in width and has a base with a diameter of 13cm.