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Postmodern Artemide Brontes Lamp Design Cini Boeri

$2,539.61

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Artemide Brontes desk lamp Postmodern Brontes lamp, designed by Cini Boeri for Artemide in 1981, with makers bedge a post-modern desk lamp creating an atmospheric light on your desk or also as a highly decorative item on your shelf or sideboard. It’s organic shield from pressed glass reminds of a turtle shield or a head light, giving it an exceptional athromorph and yet sculptural esthetic quality. On a heavy cylindrical base a pivoting glass shade is mounted. The shade‘s mirror coating inside is reflecting the light of the E27 bulb mounted inside the steel base. The shade is made from pressed glass with a surrounding rubber rim. The slightly forward-bending base is coated in red lacquer. The lamp is in very good vintage condition with some typical loss of the reflecting mirror coating inside the shade. Further it may show minor scratches.

Details

  • Creator
    Cini Boeri (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.54 in. (42 cm)Width: 11.03 in. (28 cm)Depth: 10.63 in. (27 cm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Glass,Rubber,Steel,Enameled
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1981-1985
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Glass screen with some (typical) losses of reflecting coating on the inside.
  • Seller Location
    Hutten, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU6681228667822

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    Ships From: Hutten, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Cini Boeri

Had Cini Boeri been a man, the Milanese architect and furniture designer, who died in 2020 at age 96, might be regarded today on par with such visionaries of the mid-20th century as Gio Ponti or Marco Zanuso. She worked with both. Although she’s well known and deeply respected in Italy, her renown elsewhere has been more akin to a cult following.

“I admire the work she did across architecture, interiors and furniture,” designer Faye Toogood says of Boeri’s impact. “She practiced architecture during a time when it was considered that women were too fragile to work outside.”

Boeri was one of very few women of her era to graduate from Milan Polytechnic with an architecture degree, which she did in 1951. Her illustrious career hinged on the strict economy of her designs and limited palette of materials. For example, her innovative 1971 Serpentone sofa for Arflex was crafted from just one material, polyurethane foam, and sold by the meter. Her ingenious 1987 Ghost chair for Fiam was cut from a single sheet of thick glass.

But in Boeri’s earlier days, her pieces displayed a more youthful exuberance. The circa 1968 Cubotto cabinet, produced in small numbers by Arflex, is an elegantly irregular arrangement of eight drawers of varying dimensions. The wooden cube, two feet square, was finished in laminate — in vivid orange, blue, sand or white — with color-coordinated casters and handles of black-enameled brass. Its design reflects a Space Age interest in flexible, space-saving, multiuse furnishings.

“It’s a very clean piece of design,” says Kaisha Davierwalla, owner and founder of Vaspaar Italy. “Even with its strong, square lines, somehow the vibrant colors and asymmetry have the feel of a feminine touch.”

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