Italian designers craft amazingly ornate hanging lamp shaped like St. Peter’s Basilica

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When it comes to medieval architectural marvels, few are as astoundingly grand as the majestic St. Peter’s Basilica. Now thanks to the designers at Italy-based Studio AMeBE, you can bring this stunning Renaissance masterpiece to your living room, in the form of a breathtakingly ornate lamp.

For their latest project, the duo – Alessandra Mantovani and Eleonora Barbareschi – behind Studio AMeBE has recreated Vatican City’s iconic structure in the shape of a magnificent hand-painted lamp. Built after St. Peter’s Basilica’s famous dome, the hanging light fixture features an unusual weathered exterior that resembles the original church.

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Relying on a hyperrealistic approach, the developers hand-colored both the lamp’s exterior and interior, so as to create a striking likeness. On the inside, the lamp is lined with a series of spectacularly¬†detailed religious scenes. According to the designers, when viewed from certain angles, the miniaturized creation could fool the observer.

As the team points out, the lamp is part of a limited edition, with only 15 of these actually available for purchase. It was recently unveiled at the Milan Design Week.

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To know more about the creation and other projects, head over to Studio AMeBE’s official website. Or visit the firm’s Facebook page.

Via: So Bad So Good

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