Italian Meets Danish Design with Nuura’s Rizzatto Collection

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Danish design lighting brand Nuura, despite only being launched in 2018, has already made an impressive name for themselves as purveyors of lighting that straddles the line between minimalist and glamorous aesthetics. There’s a sharpness and brightness to the lines and materials that keep Nuura’s pieces from feeling too organic, while the proportions ensure that they don’t take up too much visual space in a room. Each Nuura collection begins with a signature chandelier then branches out into pendants, sconces, floor lamps and table lamps from there.

Thanks to the duality of their designs, it is no surprise that their first major design collaboration is with iconic Italian designer Paolo Rizzatto.

Rizzatto, who co-founded Italian lighting studio Luceplan in 1978 along with Riccardo Sarfatti and Sandra Severi, has produced designs for the likes of Artemide, Cassina, Flos, Knoll, Kartell, and of course, for Luceplan itself.



Classic designs such as the Costanza and Glassglass pendants have become so well-known (and, as a result, so imitated) that it’s hard to believe they were actually designed by a single mind.

Rizzatto’s affinity towards glass has informed many of his designs, and the Rizzatto collection from Nuura explores this to great effect. While they’re not exactly chandeliers in the traditional sense, there is an sense of grandeur to them that offers a similar look, without any extraneous or busy visual elements.



There are only three lights currently in the collection, but they are highly impactful. Not to mention different from anything you’ve ever seen from a Danish lighting company. The Rizzatto collection was nominated for a Danish Design Award in 2021, underlining the general public and critical response to the pieces.

Take a look at the Nuura’s Rizzatto collection:

List Marker: Number 1Rizzatto 32

With a large opal white shade rests at the bottom, with a smaller clear, textured glass ball sitting atop. The frame is satin brass, lending it an edge of subtle glamour. The light is diffuse and warm, ideal for larger spaces.



The Rizzatto 32 is an instant classic; it’s sculptural, functional, and fits into a number of styles and rooms. Just imagine this piece above your dining room table, or two of them hanging over a long table.


List Marker: Number 2Rizzatto 42

Mounted on the ceiling, this light offers a playful, decorative look thanks to the way it sits against the ceiling.



It is made up of two large white opal shades; a vertical one on the bottom and a horizontal one on the top. The stain brass detailing throughout differentiates the shades nicely.

This would be an ideal entryway or hallway light.


List Marker: Number 3Rizzatto 43

The Rizzatto 43 utilizes the same shape as the Rizzatto 42, except that it is hanging from a height-adjustable cable and has an additional clear, textured bauble at the top. It is the chandelier of the collection, with the clear bauble giving a nod to classic prism chandeliers.



These elements gives it a bit more drama and length; it’s an ideal lamp for hanging in any space you want to make a visual statement.

There’s something vaguely (but not overtly) phallic about the pendant, which brings a lovely blend of masculine and feminine sensibilities to the silhouette.

Find out more about Nuura’s Rizzatto collection to find the light that’s right for you.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.