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Metropoli D20/38 Indoor Light


1. Model - Body Finish / Diffuser / Lamping:

Material(s): Aluminum, Polycarbonate, Glass

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Design by Alberto Meda, Riccardo Sarfatti, Paolo Rizzatto, 1992.

The designers took a second look at ceiling lamps, as neglected as they are widespread, in search of an intelligent, elegant solution. Adopting a sober approach, they opted for a die-cast aluminum frame containing an easily assembled and inspectable diffuser. Modular, impermeable, designed to hold various light sources, the Metropoli system received the Compasso d'Oro award in 1994.

This die-cast aluminum lamp with a diffuser made of prismatic glass or opal polycarbonate (available only for fluorescent version), provides a pleasant continuity of form between the interior and exterior of constructions.

Finish: painted or polished aluminum.

Material(s): Aluminum, Polycarbonate, Glass

Dimensions: 15" D X 4.7" H



  • 1 X 150W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 incandescent lamp
  • 2 X 26W G24q3 based compact fluorescent lamps, electronic ballast (Lamps are not included)
  • 2 X 26W 120V G24d-3 based compact fluorescent lamps, magnetic ballast

Listing: UL

Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download specifications.

Model(s): D20/38P D20/38V D20/38.1 D20/38.4 D20/38.4EL 1D2038P00519 1D2038P00520 1D2038V00519 1D2038V00520 1D2038010500 1D2038040500 1D203804L500

Alberto Meda

Born in Lenno Tremezzina in the province of Como in 1945, he graduated in mechanical engineering at the Milan Polytechnic in 1969. After being the technical director of Kartell in the seventies, he dedicated himself to design, applying his experience in polyurethane resins and new materials in general. In this period he won two Compasso d'Oro awards.

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Riccardo Sarfatti

Riccardo Sarfatti, born April 3rd, 1940 in Milan, was an Italian architect, entrepreneur and politician. He graduated in architecture from Politecnico di Milano in 1965, and was an assistant professor of Urban Planning, Ordinary of the same Polytechnic Institute and professor for the course of History of Architecture in Venice and the Faculty of Architecture in Milan. In 1979 he founded Luceplan Spa. He was president of CNAD (National Council of Associations for Design) and member of the Presidential Committee for Freedom and Justice. He died in a car accident on September 9, 2010.

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Paolo Rizzatto

Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan. He took his degree in Architecture in I965 at the Milan Polytechnic. He works as a freelancer in the field of architecture, design and interior design and continues to develop his experience as interior lighting designer. In 1978, Paolo Rizzatto founded Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti. He has designed for Arteluce, Artemide, Luceplan, Alias, Cassina, Nemo, Molteni, Knoll, Kartell, Philips, Montina, Thonet and Guzzini.

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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.

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5 out of 5
thought I had order the light bulbs as well

By:german b. , Designer

5 out of 5
Industrial Elegance

I am using 2 of these in a location I would like to put recessed lights in but can't, so was reluctant to spend this much money but after trying 2 low=priced options I decided to spend the extra. These lights are gorgeous, very industrial- in my space they relate well to the stainless appliances and the metal base of the chairs. I hadn;t considered the metal being so much of a visual factor, but against a white ceiling it is, but in a good way. I was originally looking for something to disappear- these are low profile and clean looking so don't intrude but alsio add something of their own. I went with the oversized version in a small space and am very pleased with the results.Solid, they impressed my electrician.

By:Nancy F. , Homeowner (Chapel Hill, NC)

4 out of 5
a sexy classic

I love this light - so great looking. I wish it could light more around the side, but this is the price you pay for good looks.

By:David S. , Architect (Brooklyn, NY)

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