Design by Vico Magistretti.
The large dome of the Sonora pendant light by Vico Magistretti is simple yet elegant. The fabulous opaline hand-blown Murano glass diffuser provides both direct and diffuse light. 19.7" diameter.
Material(s): glass, metal
Lamp Type: incandescent
Bulbs: 2 X 100W 120V max medium base incandescent bulbs (not included)
(1920 - 2006)
Vico Magistretti was an Italian industrial designer, known as a furniture designer and architect. He graduated from the Politecnico di Milano University in 1945 and became a follower of Ernesto Nathan Rogers. He initially worked in urban design in Milan. In the 1950s he moved into the field of mass-produced furniture and lamps working for companies such as Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, Schiffini and others.
Vico Magistretti's works have been shown in some of the most important museums in Europe, the United States, and Japan and are included in many permanent exhibitions around the world. He received many awards, including the Gold Medal at the 1951 Trienniale, the Grand Prix at the 1954 Trienniale, two Compasso d'Oro awards in the years 1967 and 1979 as well as the Gold Medal of the Chartered Society of Industrial Artists and Designers in 1986.
Established in 1945, Oluce is the oldest Italian lighting design company still active today. Their fixtures have been created by renowned Italian and international lamp designers, which are at the cutting edge of the interior design world. With international design awards dating back to 1956, many of their products are on permanent display in the New York Museum of Modern Art.
Oluce's products have contributed to the history of lamp design through the genius of designers like Vico Magistretti, Joe Colombo, Marco Zanuso and, more recently, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Toni Cordero, Marco Romanelli, Francesco Rota and Oki Sato, also known as Nendo.
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