Tischlampe mit Fuß aus Verchromten Metall von Achille Castiglioni, 197...

1 500.00 EUR

This Achille Castiglioni lamp on a chromed metal base was manufactured circa 1970. In this lamp the Italian designer explored the expressive possibilities of a synthetic fibre made of plastic polymers. This material, known as cocoon, was initially used by the U.S. army to preserve unused wartime transports; it had already been employed in the early fifties by George Nelson for lamps in which the structure was visible. Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002), an Italian designer known for turning everyday industrial items into modern masterpieces, was born in 1918 in Milan. He studied architecture and then began designing with his older brothers, Livio and Pier Giacomo. In 1945, Achille and Pier began designing on their own. The tight-knit nature of the brothers´ collaboration extended to their relationships with manufacturers. The duo´s best-known work includes the Arco lamp (based on a streetlight) and the Toio lamp (inspired by a car headlight) for Flos and the Sella seat (which features a bicycle seat supported by a pole) and the Mezzadro stool (which incorporates a tractor seat) for Zanotta. After Pier suffered an early death in 1968, Achille continued to design solo until his own passing in 2002.

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