Design by Giulio Iacchetti, 2008.
Tropico has a decidedly sculptural presence, although it remains easy to interpret. It produces an all embracing, atmospheric light, thanks to the inner cylinder that filters and spreads the luminous fluorescent flow. The finishes available give two strongly contrasting effects: the ice version lets the light through, while the ivory version- which underlines the material and decorative effect of the element - recalls the almost ethnic vision of an oriental lantern. The personality can be further emphasized by inserting one of the optional color filters, with a choice of a cool violet tone or a warm orange tone.
Tropico requires assembly. Please contact us if you have any questions about the assembly instructions prior to ordering.
Material(s): thermoplastic resin
Dimensions: 11.8" D X 56.8" H X 200" Max overall length
Lamp Type: fluorescent, compact fluorescent
Bulbs: 1 X 36W 2G11 type T5 compact fluorescent lamp (not included)
Listing: UL, cUL
Instructions: Click to download Instructions. Instruction Sheet 1
Models: 179072-16 179072-50
Giulio Iacchetti, born in 1966, has worked in the field of industrial design since 1992. He alternates this activity with teaching at many universities and schools of design in Italy and abroad. He works as artistic director for important brands like iB rubinetterie, Ceramica Globo and Il Coccio design edition. For Corraini Edizioni he has edited the book Italianità, a collection of contributions on objects, symbols, odors, flavors and sounds that contribute to form the consciousness of the Italian people. The distinctive characteristics of his work are research and definition of new object typologies, like the Moscardino, the multiuse biodegradable utensil for which, in 2001, together with Matteo Ragni, he wone the Compasso d'Oro, with the object becoming part of the permanent design collection of MoMA New York. The concept and coordination of the group project Eureka Coop, for Coop Italia, brought design into the major retailing circuit and focused on the new generation of Italian design.
The Foscarini collection brings together objects that express strong ideas with special character of their own. Ideas are transformed into a tangible reality thanks to the contribution of leading personalities from the world of design. Foscarini lights up their creativity and guides their proposals.
The cornerstone of Foscarini is research into forms and materials. Established in 1981 in Venice. Foscarini started out by exploring the opportunities offered by Murano glass. Over the years, the range of materials used has expanded to include glass, polyethylene, wood and aluminum, as well as patented materials such as an exclusive textured glass and Kevlar ® or carbon fiber composite.
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