Design by Achille Castiglioni, 1972.
Lampadina is a Table lamp providing direct, diffused light. The anodized aluminum base serves to contain excess power cord. Bakelite lamp-holder, painted to match the switch in the orange and black colors. Clear globe lamp is partially sandblasted to diffuse the light. An On/Off oscillating switch inside the lamp-holder can be activated from the outside.
Material(s): Bakelite, aluminum
Dimensions: 9.5"H X 5"Dia
Lamp Type: incandescent
Bulbs: 1 X 40W medium base G40 incandescent lamp (included)
Born in Milan (1918-2002), Achille Castiglioni started work as an architect and designer with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in 1938. One of the great masters of Italian design, Achille Castiglioni was a founding member of ADI in the fifties. The long list of awards he has received include eight Compassi d'Oro. Achille Castiglioni's activity as a designer is an unmistakable blend of simplicity, irony and fun and it shows his close interest in the way objects are used, in the potential offered by technology and in the use of new materials.
FLOS was founded in 1962. The very same year they began producing a number of lamps that were to become classics in Italian industrial design. These first lamps were Arco, Relemme, Toio and Taccia all designed by Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni. As a tangible proof of their timeless design and technical excellence, these lamps continue to be produced today.
It all started with cocoon . . .In 1959 Arturo Eisenkeil from Merano, an importer of cocoon — a spray-on plastic coating produced in the United States — was tracking down possible applications for this new material. He joined forces with Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina and set up a company to produce lighting fixtures. This marked the beginning of the long-standing association in the area of design with the Castiglioni brothers and Tobia Scarpa. The first cocoon lamps ever created were the offspring of this collaboration: Viscontea, Taraxacum and Gatto by the Castiglioni brothers and Fantasma by Scarpa. FLOS moved from Merano to the province of Brescia in 1964: At first to Nave and then to the current premises in Bovezzo. Sergio Gandini became chairman of the company in 1965. In 1974, the company became the owner of Arteluce one of the key Italian companies in the industrial design sector. Gino Sarfatti, an industrialist and designer, is the founder of Arteluce. Several models designed by Sarfatti himself have been incorporated into the product range.
From the very outset, FLOS has been characterized by its high-quality approach to lamp design and production. Many of the numerous lamps designed for the company, first by Achille and Piergiacomo, are undoubtedly some of the best-known and most successful products of industrial design. They have won awards and historical critical accolades, and are included in all the most important collections and design museums around the world.
FLOS' production will continue to be imbued with various design trends that embody their attention to leading-edge research combined with highly-efficient production, sales and communications. In 2002, the company celebrated forty years production of designer lamps.
Elegant design - modern in it's simplicity
The Lampadina Table Lamp makes a great desk lamp or accent. The cord winds around be base making it very practical. It has a sturdy and utilitarian look. Simple and elegant.
By: Michael, Designer (Los Angeles California)
Compact and quirky
I like this lamp for its form factor, the film reel coil winding, and the combination of bright and matt surfaces on the bulb. Good buy.
By: Srini V., Homeowner (New York)
Interesting piece and good light
This is a great yet small lamp. I like the matt+bright surface of the globe bulb. Good buy!
By: Srini V., Homeowner (New York)
Lampadina makes a very good product and attractive in a utiliatrian way
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The great aspect of this lamp is that it is compact, can sit on a small bookshelf of table and not overwhelm the bookshelf or table, and looks attractive -
By: Yolanda P., Architect (Miami Beach, FL)
cool, not exceptional
good value for price (not expensive). Not a bad lamp but there are higher quality table lamps of this style
very bright. maybe too bright, more diffusion would be better
materials light plastic, doesn't feel substantial.
cord reel base is cool feature.
By: K.D., Homeowner (austin)
Great little lamp
Great versatile desk lamp. Just the right amount of light. Great addition to the room.
By: Inna o., (Hoboken, NJ. USA)
For such a small light, it has tremendous brightness
Bought two of these as bedside lights for guest bedrooms. They are really nice. For such a small light, it has tremendous brightness. The 'film reel' cord wrap is a nice feature.
By: Mr F., Homeowner (NYC)
Perfect desk lamp with style!
I love how the cord wraps around the base of the lamp--I can move the lamp easily without having to unplug it. Great light!
By: Ramona G., Renter (NYC)
Lamp is great especially the cord. It Adds a nice touch to a room without making too much of a design statement. Bulb is bright. Only comment is I wish it had a dimmer!
By: Missrc, Renter (New York city)
Distinctive, "Nostalgia" piece...
Have 6 mounted high on the wall around our home theater room. Dimmable, cord wraps around the base (which looks like a film reel, adding to the effect), etching oriented downward mitigates glare. Only drawback is bulbs are difficult to find and quite fragile. Otherwise, outstanding product and very appropriate for our application...
By: Bake, Homeowner (LA, CA)
great bang for the buck
This piece is very unique and adds a nice touch to our home! I am very happy with it, I guess I wish it had a dimmer.
By: FGA, Homeowner (Rye, NY)
I purchased the Lampadina lamp by Flos, i am extremely happy with my choice, beautifal 100% clean and minimal design. looks great in any setting, gives off a great light due to the frosting on one side of the bulb.
The fantastic design of keeping the cord hidden within the lamp makes the whole thing look even more sleek and crisp.
A great classic for design lovers who love to keep things utilitarian and minimal.
By: Anthony I., Homeowner (new york NY)
Wonderful light for small space!
It's a wonderful, affordable, and practical piece of modern design. The lamp is frosted on one side in order to minize glare. The small footprint makes it ideal for a number of spaces. I paired it with a traditional crystal lamp on top of a low entertainment center.
By: Melinda H., Homeowner (Chicago)
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