Established in 2019 by Alessandro Giacomelli and Dominique Wolniewicz, Diaphan is a design studio borne of a preoccupation with light and a passion for art.
Alessandro’s and Dominique’s creative process began at home where they developed their first prototypes for family and friends. Today their site-specific installations and interior products are commissioned for curators, collectors and commercial traders. The initial vision has developed into a fully fledged creative studio that is aiming to be at the forefront of transforming light into poetic experiences.
Less than one year after it was established, Diaphan was selected to showcase its first collection at SaloneSatellite, the your designers section at Milan Design Week. In the 2023 edition, they presented their new collections which were received very well by the critic and the industry.
The studio is committed to excellence in design and craftsmanship, striving to set new standards of quality and visual effects by fusing light together with carefully crafted objects. With a hands-on approach to every project - testing with prototypes and a broad range of lighting solutions - we create a new world where interior objects blend with unique art pieces, giving birth to exceptional colours and forms.
Combining a research based approach with a contemporary interpretation of often invisible natural geometries, a blend of refined materials and sophisticated light components, Diaphan holds the art of a permanent value.
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Ancient Greek, διαφανής: from dia "through" + phainein "bring to light, cause to appear, shine."
Medieval Latin, Diaphanus: "transmitting light, transparent,"
Now, Diaphanous: “Characterised by such fineness of texture and delicacy of form, as to permit seeing through