Introducing De Cagna
The light of Luminarie De Cagna explores dynamics of space and atmosphere and how these elements inspire different perceptions and interpretations of the structures that they grace.
Cesario De Cagna, and his sons Giuseppe, Hermes, Boris, and Herry, are Luminarie De Cagna. Their family business is based in Maglie, a small town in Salento, in the south of Italy. From Maglie, the company is spreading Cesario’s futuristic manipulation of light techniques worldwide. The Luminarie de Cagna creative medium, light, compliments and enhances the aesthetics of architectural structures, statues, and other art forms, providing a unique experience and enhanced appreciation of these subjects.
Luminarie De Cagna began sharing their art in 1930, illuminating streets and squares for holidays and festivals utilizing carbide and oil lamps. Cesario began working with electricity in 1965, and ultimately settled on the sole use of LED lights in 2006. LEDs are arranged to form large curtains of light, and placed on anything from large buildings to sculptures, and bathe entire streets in colorful lighting.
Since 1985, when Cesario was joined by his son Giuseppe, Luminarie De Cagna has exported their craft all over the world for events ranging from religious or civil manifestation to fashion shows. Cesario De Cagna and his sons have become ambassadors of Salento to the entire world, fitting lights in the United States, Japan, China, Netherlands, France, Turkey, South Korea, North Korea, Belgium, and Taiwan.
Using projection mapping, Luminarie De Cagna creates precise and ornate LED lighting displays for some of the most impressive structures around the world. The majority of their masterpieces are constructed for festivals and celebrations and are intended to be temporary, but Luminarie De Cagna’s work is in fact by its nature both sustainable and economical.
A testament to energy conservation, immense works of art with 55,000 LED lights consume only 20kW of electricity per hour. To illustrate, a 60W light bulb consumes 0.06 kW of electricity per hour. Using a 60W light bulb for 1,000 hours consumes 60kW of electricity. Thus, the work of Luminarie De Cagna is as economically efficient and ecofriendly as it is aesthetically pleasing.