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Azucena Base Ghisa Table Lamp by Luigi Caccia Dominioni

US$1,500per item

About

The Base Ghisa, cast iron lamp is one of Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s most Minimalist designs. Even the name of this table lamp highlights the very essence of the object, cast iron being a fundamental architectural element. This unassuming, domestic object has immense presence despite its relatively small size. Another interesting fact is that “ghisa” in Caccia Dominioni’s home city of Milan was an affectionate nickname for policemen whose dark helmets looked solid and iron clad. The abstract geometry of the design is all about function. From the sturdy base upwards, the tilts and gradients of the lamp allow the structure to appear to float in gravity-defying equilibrium. Base Ghisa complements its older sister Monachella in the shape of the lampshade, elegantly set at a graceful angle. The bulb beneath is skilfully hidden to prevent the viewer being blinded by the direct beam yet still creates a generous and welcoming arc of light even from such a relatively small lamp. In a darkened room the lamp itself melts into the background leaving a pool of light centre stage. Technical specifications: Stem brass or chromed brass. Sliding reflector painted aluminum. Base-frame painted cast iron. Ferrule felt. Please note our pieces are only available for sale in the United States.

Details

  • Creator
    Luigi Caccia Dominioni (Designer),Azucena (Manufacturer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.48 in. (52 cm)Diameter: 17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Iron,Cast
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    6-7 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Novedrate, IT
  • Reference Number
    D_AB1 2971400D_AB1 2971800D_LP2C 0600CD_LP2 0580T

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    Ships From: Novedrate, Italy
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About the Maker

Azucena

Founded in 1947 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua, Azucena has always been held in the highest esteem as an Italian brand, combining formal elegance, understated luxury and an aesthetical purity in its collections, all manufactured to the highest standard. Named after Azucena, the gypsy in the Italian opera Il Trovatore, the architects created this brand to bring together a number of collections to furnish buildings they had designed. At the same time they saw an opportunity to produce individual pieces as part of their series of furniture collections. This resulted in a range of iconic pieces - in particular the “Catilina” chair - recognizable for marrying different but very refined materials, reworked into traditional stylistic forms. B&B Italia acquired the historic brand, intending to preserve it as part of Italy’s rich heritage, and it is being relaunched with a series of “modern classics” designed by the architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni from the late 1940s onwards. The collection includes chairs, sofas, tables and lamps that symbolize ‘made in Italy’ design and that return today as a showcase of style and quality. Azucena is a B&B Italia trademark.
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