Karman Storytelling: tales of extraordinary ordinariness
Behind the creation of each designer lamp, each project, and each catalogue is the work of ordinary people who transform something ordinary, lighting, into something extraordinary, which strikes and excites. Different stories united by a common thread: light and what is possible to tell through it, always obtaining new food for thought. Freedom to be, irony, and careful observation of the world to grasp its tendencies, vices, and virtues and transform them into light. This is how Karman’s decorative lighting, for interiors and exteriors, comes to life. From the passion and a pinch of madness of a team that wants to show its most transparent authenticity to the world
Backstage catalogue 2021: Black or White06/04/2021
This project offers us the opportunity to underline our total aversion to any form of abuse, and to those who want to build walls and divide, and to split humanity into black and white, into races, clans, and tribes.Read More
Ready for a new adventure? Discover the CAPSULE shoot19/11/2020
The idea was to shift the focus to a new form of creativity. A timeless shot that envelopes and shows off the lamp, freeing it from all contexts. With no backdrops.Read More
Backstage catalogue 2020: Set your style free03/03/2020
In this pages, Karman speak about style. That style is ageless. It is never inappropriate. If you don’t have it, you’ll lose zest for life, that moment you can’t go after. The style… with Karman eyes.Read More
Little Italy Experience Catalogue08/01/2020
In a teeny-tiny Italy, the possibility to dialog with the monuments of the past, face to face, in a bold encounter: universally renowned architectural wonders were populated with lamps and that new “realities” formed in front of our eyes with great marvel.Read More
Backstage catalogue 2019: A light forever04/04/2019
Karman also this time has undertaken an ambitious adventure and so arduous in telling 2019 news. A light forever is a real photographic itinerary , in black and white style, into the lives of those who have decided to do of their existence a path of coherence and passion…Read More
Sicily Market Experience: The Trip16/01/2019
Pictures that tell a story of a trip in Sicily.
Land of people who, every day, live and survive, while everything goes by, in a universal drift, as an immutable, written fate.
An archaic world, that is working in the shade of its alleys where, in an end of summer day.
Backstage catalogue 2018: Under another light16/03/2018
The world we experience is nothing but a partial portrayal of reality. Conscious of the fact that, the individual point of view harbours the limitation and the nature of human beliefs, we would like to invite you to reflect on what you see, to adopt an approach guided by the mind: to observe the world through a different pair of eyes, indeed, under another light…Read More
Welcome in Karman!20/07/2017
Casa Karman è un ambiente ideato per accogliere l’ospite che desidera conoscere l’essenza dell’azienda.
Entri in Casa Karman e ti senti a casa. Immagini in bianco e nero appese alle pareti raccontano momenti “rubati” dello staff dell’azienda, oggetti del passato riaffiorano di tanto in tanto a suggellare l’attaccamento col nostro trascorso.
Backstage catalogue 2017: Need of light31/03/2017
It is the common thread that unites all humanity. Horizontally. Democracy applied to universal suffrage. Our atavistic needs are fulfilled by it. Physiological in its material sense. Individual in its path. Its auspicious ending leads us to a bright state of mental and physical wellbeing; in the worst-case scenario to a loss of reason…Read More
Taste of sea, mountains and cities… taste of Karman01/09/2016
In this summer 2016 the t-shirts by Karman have been around the world! We are publishing all pictures, of who’s funny…Read More
Backstage catalogue 2016: Change your light15/03/2016
Karman once again redefines the very idea of beauty attempting to get the best out of sensorial involvement and field of suggestions. The aesthetic path these attributes lead us along is philosophically rooted. The result of this aim glints from every page to prove that such a process can become true and that as Karman that which is possible.Read More
Backstage video 2016: 10 years with Karman20/02/2016
This video is dedicated to the ones who love to tell little stories, who live lives of emotion, who are able to grab simplicity within full complexity and wish to seize Beauty in it all. To those who begin the day with just one single thought in their heads, as well as to the ones who have an overabundance of thoughts and, every day, peer into the mirror and are still able to smile.Read More
KARMANDO: a story-telling in the form of a comic for Karman20/09/2015
True to its philosophy of thinking out of the box, Karman strives to invent ever-new ways of telling stories. Such as its graphic novel starring Karmando, an investigator battling against the evil Ombra: a playful comic strip from a company that enjoys inventing new languages with sincerity and passion.
Karmando as main character of the comic is the front man marking out in a very ironical and daring way the main image of the company; “the beauty of lighting” as “bello” appears in his most suitable guise: a confused investigator, truly unconventional, getting along with a shady case committed by a very resentful “Shadow”.
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Backstage catalogue 2015: The source of light20/03/2015
Karman lighting this time is lighting of a life. Karman staff amuses itself to create by craftsmen an old cradle where a baby owl peeps out. Like a father preparing himself a bit apprehensive before a birth. The cover this time has a sweet taste, nearly endearing for the brand Karman. As well as for the world. A new lighting is arriving.Read More
Backstage catalogue 2014: The magic of lighting20/05/2014
Magic, play, wonder, splendor, fairy-tale. At the same time incitement, irony and a clear invitation to play down and see things “beyond their appearance”. Play means as well dream, debunk with characters and animals who always went along with our tender age’s fairy-tales.Read More
Backstage catalogue 2013: The beauty of lighting10/06/2013
That is the catalogue introducing our “handsome” model (il ‘Bello della luce’) who will go along with Karman also in following future story-telling thanks to its face and very intense gazing. The Past is able to provide a surplus value to the Present time just like wrinkles on a human face are able to tell its story and passions.Read More
Backstage catalogue 2012: Whenever light talks20/07/2012
Vallugola Bay: an earthly paradise in the middle of Italy’s coasts within Marche Region . Seaside, very white stones, blue sky. A truly wonderful framing for Karman’s positive madness and its whole collection of lamps who really look like bearing a soul. That is the reason why the image on the cover shows human bodies having a conversation and a lamp stands in for their faces.Read More