Best known for the 1967-designed Eclisse, Vico Magsitretti was born in Italy in 1920. Trained as an architect, his lifelong passion was minimal, usable design which he implemented in large building projects as well as intimately-scaled fixtures and furnishings for noted companies such as Flou and Kartell throughout his 60-year career.
An icon of Italian industrial design, Eclisse can provide direct or diffuse light. Inspired by a miner’s lamp used by the hero Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, the lamp is composed of a fixed outer shell and a moveable inner shell.
Manipulation of the inner sphere creates the effect of an eclipse allowing the user to add bright light or subtract for a diffuse glow.
A table lamp, it can also be wall mounted. Painted metal body available in white or orange with an on/off switch.
-Body in painted metal
-Possibility to mount on wall
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