Rationalisation of materials and a visual lightness were the inspiration in creating Hope. It’s polycarbonate petals are actually formed by Fresnel lenses that optimise reflection and refraction which enhance the luminous effect, but reduce energy consumption. A series of thin polycarbonate Fresnel lenses, created using imprinted microprisms on polycarbonate film to achieve a dioptric effect similar to glass (without any limitations in terms of space, thickness and weight), multiply the light from the light source, recreating a pleasant, glittery and party-like atmosphere, sprinkled with thousands of shards of light like the diamond which inspired the name: Hope. Hope – the fruit of a brilliant project and manufacturing process – has been designed for use with any type of light source: the latest generation of halogens and energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs. Bulb excluded.