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Design by Marcello Ziliani, 1994.
The Piperita wall sconce provides diffused and direct light. Body is die-cast aluminum, finished in enamel or plated, and supports a hand blown, flashed and acid-etched opaline glass diffuser. Die-cast aluminum body available in grey with green or white shade.
Material(s): Aluminum, Metal, Glass
Dimensions: 10.1"H X 9.8"W X 3.9"Ext
Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT, FLUORESCENT
Bulbs: 1 X 100W max A-19 medium base incandescent lamp (not included)
Listing: CUL, ADA
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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.
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I am satisfied with this product, which I think fits in a variety of aesthetic situations and is reasonably priced.
By:Linea 5, inc. , Architect (Boston, MA)
I love Flos lighting and the Piperita Wall Sconce is an elegant and functional lighting source.
I've used the two sconces next to the bed and it gives such an elegant finishing look to both the wall and bed piece. Easy to install and large enough in size that it is not diminished by the scale of the room.
By:Martha D. , Homeowner (Beverly Hills, CA)
Elegant, high quality, and modern.
I've come to expect quality with Flos along with modern design. The Piperita sconce combines that with clean lines along with elegant design. The optional colors for the glass and base are an added plus so that you can customize it to your unique taste.
By:Maryam M. , Homeowner (San Francisco, CA, USA)
The product fits my eclectic setting and the sconce is of very nice quality.
I purchased 3 sconces to go on a long wall. They look very elegant and fit my eclectic setting.
By:Julie , Homeowner (Palatine, IL)
My First Foray into Color
Desperate to find the right light for the recent renovation of my own kitchen, I somehow was lucky: I almost immediately found the Piperita wall sconce (with amber glass) on the YLighting web site. The proportions, the materials and the color were perfect for my a much-needed sconce to provide ambient lighting for the room. The light arrived ahead of schedule, securely well-packed, and in perfect order. My electrician had no problem installing the light and almost immediately the contractor's crew was admiring the fixture - and so has every visitor since. It's not a large light, but it's the only lighting fixture right for this space: the colors (amber shade, oiled bronze-like assemble) work ideally, and the more I look at the fixture the more I realize how well-detailed and intelligently designed the piece is. My only problem: when we sell the house do we take the fixture with us?
By:Peter B. , Architect (Norwalk, Connecticut USA)
Although I had to return it because the color of the glass shade doesn't work with my decor, I was very impressed with the quality of the product and the packaging.
You could tell that Flos is a high-end lighting manufacturer just the way the product was packaged. Some lighting comes shipped in cheap packing with styrofoam that takes days to clean up. This was beautifully wrapped and protected.
By:Karen G. , Homeowner (NY, NY)
QUALITY PRODUCT. GREAT DESIGN. PERFECT BATHROOM VANITY LIGHTING.
By:Kathy D. , Homeowner (Wayzata, Minnesota)
doesn't work w/dimmer. I love the design & quality but it's a big bummer to lose the versatility of adjustible light.
By:Back2Brooklyn , Homeowner (Brooklyn NY)
We have 3 Piperitas!
We just put 3 Piperita wall sconces in our basement and they are the perfect simple sconce! You've all looked at millions of sconces, right??? And most of them are pretty ugly, right??? This one is the perfect blend of simplicity and style. If I need more sconces, I'll probably just order more of the same!!!
By:JoJo , Homeowner (Seattle, WA)
Great quality, Great look, Great stuff!!!
I got some sconces a little while a go for our basemet remodel and I love them- they are very simple, basic, and of great quality. The delivery is great, they came in great condition with no cracks. If I ever need any lights I'm going to YLighting!!!!!
By:Joanne R. , Homeowner (Seattle)
Sally Wall Sconce Chosen Over Piperita Model
In renovating a historical home, the selection of lighting by the owner for a central hallway boiled down to a choice between the Piperita and Sally wall sconces, with both accommodating the ownerâ€™s contemporary style. The Sally model was finally chosen due to the complimentary blend of its shade profile with the historical design elements of the house.
By:JR Designs , Designer (Bridgeton NJ)
Beautiful accent to a completely renovated master bathroom.
We completely renovated our master bathroom which included pushing our houses's outside wall out 5 feet to accompdate a soaking tub , adding a new cherry vanity with double sink and above double mirror , expanding our shower area to accompdate 2 persons-- each space separately tiled. The final piece was the 2 lighting fixtures aside the mirror, which is a very nice touch because they are classy looking . I can't tell yet whether they allow for dimmer, but the only criticism I have is that there is a horizontal seam in the metal part of the lamp which drew my eye at first (I didn't notice such online), which slightly detracts from the overall cohesion of the piece, but our contractor persuaded us otherwise saying he felt it was a perfect fit all around. So we let go and love it.
By:G. Scott M.
Stylish, high quality, versatile sconce
We just installed two of the Piperita Wall sconces along our stairwell. We are updating a 1940's home and we want elegant, simple lights that are unobtrusive, but stylish and fun. This wall sconce fits the bill. My concern is that the light will be viewed from below while coming up the stairs, and from above while coming down, - so the Piperita's shade orientation should make the bulb less visible from those angles. Love it so far.
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