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Joe & Gianni Colombo Acrilica Table Lamp Oluce Italy 1962

Amazing table lamp, model Acrilica 281, designed by Joe Colombo together with his brother Gianni in 1962 for Oluce Italy.
After this first project for Oluce the two Colombo brothers clearly separated their fields: Joe left art in which he had shown interesting promise with “Nucleari”, while Gianni no longer worked in design, becoming one of the leading exponents of the kinetic, programmed movement.
This particular lamp is an early edition, so no reissue.
The lamp is made of thick acrylic and has a black metal base. The thickness and curve of the acrylic meant that, thanks to its conduction properties, the light from a fluorescent lamp contained within the painted steel base moved through the transparent body, eventually lighting the head in an incredible way. Due to this “magical movement”, “281” is more a work of kinetic art than a lamp. 
A masterpiece!
The lamp is in very good original condition. Some light scratches.

Price € 3500,-


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  • Designer:
    Joe & Gianni Colombo
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  • Materials:
    Acrylic, steel
  • Dimensions:
    w: 0,24 ; d: 0,24 ; h: 0,23
  • Condition:
    Very good original, some normal traces of use