A table lamp conceived by Achille Castiglioni for the opening of the Flos showroom in Turin in 1972.

Colour
Orange
Depth
12.5cm
Dimmable
No
Height
24cm
Light bulb cap type
E27
Light bulb type
LED
Light bulbs included
Yes
Material
Steel
Max wattage
40w
Secondary colour
Clear
Secondary material
Glass
Suitable for outdoor use
No
Total cable length
230cm
Weight
0.35kg
Width
12.5cm

Lampadina embodies its own name with brilliant simplicity. It takes the form of an oversize light bulb, satin finished in part to reduce reverberation, housed on a bulb holder with built-in switch and supported by a reel-like aluminium base which can be used to roll up excess power cord. Available in orange or black.


Achille Castiglioni

He was born in Milan in 1918.

As early as 1940 he dedicated himself to testing industrial production with brothers Livio (1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo (1913-1968). After graduating in architecture in 1944, he began research into shapes, techniques and new materials, aimed at developing an integral design process.

He was one of the founders of ADI in 1956. In 1969, he was authorized by the Ministry of Education to teach "Artistic Design for Industry" and was a professor at Turin´s Faculty of Architecture until 1980 and then professor of "Industrial Design " in Milan until 1993.

Since 1950 he has worked in the area of testing and research into outfittings and presentations for exhibitions (Triennale di Milano, Montecatini, Agip, Rai). MoMA in New York features 14 of his works. Other works can be found at:Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Kunstgewerbe Museum (Zurich), Staatliches Museum fur Angewandte Kunst (Munich), Museo del Design (Prato), Uneleckoprumyslove Prague Museum, Israel Museum (Jerusalem), The Denver Art Museum, Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein), Angewandte Kunst Museum (Hamburg and Cologne).

He staged a one-man show between 1984 and 1986 organized by the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst (Vienna), then at Akademie der Kunst (Berlin), Triennale di Milano (Milan), Kunstgewerbe Museum (Zurich), Haags Gemeentemuseum (the Hague), Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) and at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris).


Italian lighting manufacturer Flos has been a driving force in innovative techniques and surprising shapes for over fifty years.