#193ZB – DIFFA (Zeffero) Bell


SKU: 193ZB Category: ID: 94

The Design Industries Foundation for AIDS was founded in 1984 by volunteer design professionals to raise funds for AIDS and HIV programs in the United States. DIFFA is a grass roots foundation specializing in funding model
projects for AIDS/HIV care, treatment, education, prevention and advocacy that are extrememly promising but unproven, and therefore avoided by traditional foundations. The DIFFA Bell is a replica of Paolo Soleri’s Zeffero that hangs in the Neiman Marcus store in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Cosanti Foundation and Neiman Marcus are proud to be among supporters of DIFFA.

Each bell bears a unique design handcrafted by a skilled artisan. Original designs will vary greatly from displayed sample.

Patina Finish (Pictured):

The highly variable color patterns range from green to turquoise or from orange to red or with all shades mottled on the same piece.

Burnish Finish:

The bell and its bronze components are steel brushed for a lustrous finish and burnished (flame treated) with a torch in order to bring out metallic bronze highlights varying from colors of gold to iridescent shimmers of blues and greens. An acrylic spray coating completes the finish making it resistant to oxidation. The luster brilliance and subtle highlighted patterns are artistically and randomly achieved, and therefore will vary from displayed sample.

See the finishes up close here.

Dimensions of Entire Assemblage:


Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 4 x 4 in

Burnished, Patina

Nonprofit Donation to:

Cosanti Foundation, Colly Soleri Music Center, Aid to Adoption of Special Kids, AIDS Foundation, Andre House, Audobon Society, C.A.R.E., Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship, Canine Companions, Christian Family Care Agency, Conservation International, Epilepsy Society, Family Services, Friends of the River, Greenpeace, Humane Society, International Rescue Committee, Make a Wish Foundation, Nature Conservancy, Planned Parenthood, Reading is Fundamental, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, Sierra Club, St. Vincent De Paul, Tucson Cancer Center

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