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Design by Matteo Thun, 1996.
The Venezia W wall sconce provides diffused and direct light. Body is die-cast aluminum with plated finish, and supports a molded white glass diffuser. Heat resistant white thermoplastic body with cord and plug. Incandescent lamping.
Material(s): Aluminum, Metal, Glass
Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT
Bulbs: 1 X 60W max A-19 medium base incandescent lamp (not included)
Matteo Thun, born in 1952 in Bolzano, Italy, is an architect and designer. Thun studied at the Salzburg Academy under the supervision of Oskar Kokoschla. He then moved to Florence, where he obtained a degree in architecture. In 1978 he moved to Milan where he began working closely with Ettore Sottsas. He founded his own studio in Milan in 1985 and since then has worked with a variety of companies, including Swatch, Artemide, Catalano, Driade, Illy, Philips Electronics, Fontana Arte, Missoni, Porsche Design, Vitra, Villeroy & Boch, and Zucchetti.See other lights/products from Matteo Thun
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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This is a gorgeous fixture, which we use in our powder room. It is simple and elegant and casts a warm lustrous glow. We were glad to have had a professional install it since it was not a simple installation.
By:Robert S. (Bethesda, MD)
The two sconce fits nicely over the fireplace without causing clutter.
Easy to install and very good material. The shape and clean lines gives uncluttered look over the fire place.
By:Cliffside Park , Homeowner (Cliffside Park NJ)
These beautiful lights are timeless and will make any space look elegant.
Well designed, attractive and affordable sconces are hard to find. We bought these for our remodeled bathroom and are excited for them to be installed. They are simple, elegant and timeless, and the shape of the glass is very graceful. We are thinking of ordering more for our bedroom.
Nice light, but maybe not worth the cost
We are using two of the FLOS Venezia Wall Sconces in our smaller bathroom as part of a gut remodel; they flank a frameless rectangular mirror. The style of the bathroom is transitional, and the sconces match the style well. They look fine...but do not cast a lot of light, which is a bit of a disappointment. There also is a seam in the round metal piece that attaches to the wall that I hadn't noticed from the photo on the website (I see it now when I look, but I think I had thought it was light reflection before), and again, it's disappointing. All-in-all...a fine fixture, but were I to do this again, I think I would instead buy two of the George Kovacs 2-Light Bath sconces (we used four in our larger bath), which are cheaper and very nice.
By:Homeowner , Homeowner (Tulsa, OK)
Love the sconces. They look great and workmgreat!
We are very pleased.
By:Francesca M. , Homeowner
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