Claritas Floor Lamp
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Design by Vico Magistretti and Mario Tedeschi, 1946.
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Claritas is the first lamp ever designed by Vico Magistretti and Mario Tedeschi, it was presented at the 1947 VIII Triennale in Milan. Claritas was designed in response to a contest to develop a new post-war concept of "Domestic Living". The elementary technology used to manufacture the lamp was intentional as it helped convert war-industry to domestic use.
The reflector has a painted white interior. Provides direct task and ambient illumination. Inline on/off foot switch.
Material(s): Brass, Aluminum
- Base: 23.6"L X 15.75"
Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT
Bulbs: 1 x 100W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 incandescent lamp (not included)
Instructions: Click to download instructions.
Model(s): CLARITAS B - INC
(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.See other lights/products from Vico Magistretti
Mario Tedeschi was born in Milan in 1920. A graduate of Politecnico of Milan. He worked with Ezio Cerruti to plan the QT8 housing development during the 8th Triennial of Milan. His works range from architecture for the Diocese of Milan designing churches to designing chairs and objects and being editor of Domus magazine under the Gio Ponti's editorship.See other lights/products from Mario Tedeschi
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