The lighthouse of St. Venerius (the patron saint of lighthouses) which, on the island of Tino, leads the way through the Gulf of Poets. Once there, it comes naturally to look up at the blue sky and then let your gaze drop to the highest point of the island. We have come here for this, to discover it and understand its people, study it and see what it sees - day and night, with its constant rotating gaze. We ask the Frigate Captain, Stefano Gilli, in charge of lighthouses in the Upper Tyrrhenian, to tell us about his first ‘encounter’ with a lighthouse. And we see that his face lights up with a smile, like a kid enchanted. That was the moment his future career chose him, and his eyes twinkle as he remembers and tells us.
Yes, because lighthouses are a bit like friends, some you meet and others almost never cross your path. But you know they’re still there, always. And they will stay there, lighting up the night forever. This mission for safety inspired the creation of Lumen: the sailing clothes line by Slam that reflects light in low-visibility conditions. The nylon fabric is covered with aluminium-coated glass microspheres that capture light, even in low-visibility situations. Because light is the be-all and end-all, even if only reflected.