Design by Carlo Forcolini and Giancarlo Fassina, 2004.
Birzi is an ironic and playful light, designed to be "mistreated", deformed and touched. Made of silicone, this lamp takes on different shapes and sizes according to the user's whim.
Easy to use and position, it is bump and fall resistant. The different colors- white, green or orange flatter its silhouette, giving it a dynamic and contemporary look.
Dimensions: 6"D X 10"H
Lamp Type: incandescent
Bulbs: 1 X 60W 120V E12 (candelabra base) G16.5 incandescent lamp (not included)
Models: D58 1D5800000502 1D5800000511 1D5800000526
Born in Como in 1947, Carlo Forcolini took his diploma at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan in 1969. Since that year, he has worked as a designer and entrepreneur, taking part in the foundation of Alias and Nemo, in which he also held the offices of Managing Director and Art Director.
Carlo Forcolini designs number among the collections in the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris and the Historical Collection of Italian design at the Milan Triennale. In December 2001, Forcolini was elected President of ADI, the Italian Association for Industrial Design. He lives and works in Milan.
Giancarlo Fassina was born and raised in Milan, Italy. He obtained a degree in Architecture at the Politecnico University in Milan and has worked on several projects involving Industrial Design and has created lighting for Artemide, Luceplan, to name a few. He is a recipient of the Compasso D'oro award for his Tolomeo Series of lamps which he designed together with Michelle de Lucchi.
His work and experiences in different product industrial sectors have allowed him focus his design on projecting lamps & planning and furnishing exhibitions as well as museums. He has collaborated with some of the most important companies in the lighting sector, Luceplan included, for which he projected the lamp Birzi together with Carlo Forcolini.
Luceplan was founded in 1978 by Italian architects Riccardo Sarfatti, Sandra Severi, and Paolo Rizzatto to custom design lighting fixtures for the commercial and industrial sectors in Europe. But with designs that also appealed to the residential market, Luceplan has created products with this market in mind since 1981. Merging new design and technological solutions with enduring style, quality, function, and efficiency, Luceplan products are extremely popular in Europe and have been available in the U.S. since 1978.
Perfect Light for Kids Room
This lamp is cute! And it works well as accent light or night light for my kids' room, as it's basically unbreakable. You can also make it into other shapes and the kids love that! I got a white one, but I can see how fun it would be in a bright color.
By: Edward, Homeowner (San Francisco)
It was purchased for my home, and my wife and I love it.
I was looking for a small contemporary table lamp to place on top of an antique carved table in our entry foyer. I wanted something simple to play off the 'baroque' carved table; I also wanted a minimal light source to throw enough light on the lower run of the stair without lighting up the whole space and the second floor hall. I started with a 60 watt bulb as suggested, but it was overpowering; I went to a 40 watt G bulb and it was perfect. It casts a warm, soft light in the foyer, and the smaller bulb makes the form of the fixture more visible. I like the way the design and material choice allow the form to be manipulated. It's minimalist and whimsical, which is exactly what I was looking for.
By: Ralph M., Architect (Milford, MA)
Very fun accent lamp!
I wanted to update the lighting in my living room and Ylighting is my favorite lighting source. I've searched everywhere for affordable yet interesting lighting and always wind up back here. This is one of the most interesting accent lamps I have seen and it lives up to its description. You really can shape it into different configurations. My 7 year old loves it! This is not a light to read by but it adds a nice amount a light to one area of my living room and is engaging to look at. I want another one!
By: Kristina K., Homeowner (Albuquerque, NM)
Fabulous style at a great price.
The Birzi Table Lamp provides unique style as a bedside table lamp. For reading and task lighting it's a perfect solution with a multitude of formations and ways to angle the light. The wattage is not extremely high, but provides enough for nighttime reading.
By: Annie M., Homeowner (Truckee, CA)
This lamp serves as a great reading light and nightlight for a growing child. It has the flexibility to withstand minor bumps by kids (or dogs).
By: MRC, Homeowner (Nevada)
Indestructable. Not as polished as other lamps.
This lamp is good for my weird needs. My cat broke three glass lamps in a row, because he likes to rub up against them. This one is made of silicone... it almost *bounces* when it hits the floor. Its physical flexibility adds some fun, and I quickly found the shape I like, and I don't expect to change it. It doesn't look as polished or crisp as other lamps in the price range, because the silicone, well, isn't glass or smooth plastic. Check the measurements carefully-- I was expecting it to be a little bigger.
By: Squidge, Homeowner (San Diego, CA)
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