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Lapo Binazzi, Rare MGM Lamp Prototype, Pink Lacquered Metal, 1969

$15,327.25

About the Item

Soft pink lacquered metal Prototype realized in 1969, prior to series put into production during the 1970s for Gruppo UFO and Studio Alchimia. Hence making it a rare early prototype. On the base of the lamp there is a "Made in Italy" label. Electricals in perfect and working conditions Literature: The Italian Lamp: 1945-1985: A Collection, exhibition catalog, pg. 92 Studio Alchimia: Bau. Haus Art Collection, studio catalog, 1981, unpaginated. Lapo Binazzi is a designer and a founding member of the UFO collective, one of the “supergroups” of Italian architects and designers in the late 1960s who banded together to express their utopian and political manifestos through their provocative works. Encompassing interior and industrial design, fashion, film and performance art, Binazzi’s work exists in a space between conceptual and pop art. Binazzi defined this genre as “Discontinuity.” Binazzi’s projects, which were celebrated on the covers of Domus magazine and exhibited as stage sets at numerous fairs as well as in restaurant and disco interiors, incorporated props such as giant hunks of foam cheddar cheese and magic toadstools, with inflatables, human performers and temporary design installations and interventions. His highly sought after lighting — such as the Dollaro, MGM and Paramount table lamps and the Pinocchio floor lamp — cleverly re-appropriated cultural iconography as a commentary on culture and commercialism. Please note : the "free shipping option" and/or "subsidised shipping option" if stated in the shipping quotes option of this listing, is exclusively available for full list price orders only.
  • Creator:
    UFO Group (Manufacturer),Lapo Binazzi (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 20.87 in (53 cm)Width: 35.83 in (91 cm)Depth: 7.49 in (19 cm)
  • Style:
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Sheet Metal,Enameled
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1969
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Label "Made in Italy" on the base of the lamp.
  • Seller Location:
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 2-LI-BIN-ME-A1stDibs: LU231635703553

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