Wireless "Perpetua" Portable Lamp by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Flos, 1981 For Sale
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Wireless "Perpetua" Portable Lamp by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Flos, 1981

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A unique design by Afra & Tobia Scapra for Flos in 1981, the "Perpetua" lamp is an ideal bedside or table lamp. The gray anodized aluminum stem leads to a single halogen bulb and reflector. The patterned reflector disk can be positioned anywhere along the steel tracks to adjust the intensity and direction of the lighting. Aluminum on/off buttons and LED indicator lights are arranged in a diamond pattern on the base. The lamp can be traditionally used stationary or at any point the weighty stem can be gripped and lifted from its charging base to be used wirelessly for approximately 15-30 minutes. A fantastic and rare piece that still feels incredibly fresh. Base measures 4.75" square. Can be adjusted to either 240 or 120 V. EU plug with US adapter.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1981
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Materials and Techniques
    AnodizedAluminum
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Excellent Vintage Condition. While the lamp currently still retains a charge a portable use, there is no guarantee for how long this feature will work as it is a vintage piece.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 24 in. x W 6.25 in. x D 6.25 in.H 60.96 cm x W 15.88 cm x D 15.88 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU223537336703
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About Flos (Manufacturer)

Founded by Sergio Gandini in 1962 in Merano Italy, FLOS has revolutionized the art of lighting by honoring tradition while embracing innovation.


FLOS is, above all else, about craftmanship, and as a result the brand has cultivated long and successful partnerships with some of the world’s most renowned lighting artists. Working with icons such as the Castiglioni Brothers , Tobia Scarpa, Philippe Starck and Antonio Citterio, among others, FLOS has earned the respect of the industry while growing its offerings to include residential, commercial, and custom-made concept-based products.


An award winning institution in its own right, FLOS has earned worldwide recognition as the leader in the field.


Today, Sergio’s grandson Piero Gandini sits at the helm, holding fast to the values and ideas established by his grandfather while moving confidently into the future.

About the Seller

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