"Scintilla" Table Lamp by Livio and Piero Castiglioni for Fontana Arte

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Scintilla table lamp by Livio and Piero Castiglioni for Fontana Arte.
Tiny and Minimalist bicolored halogen lamp with double light intensity.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1984
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Materials and Techniques
    Metal
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    11.42 in. H x 6.5 in. W x 2.76 in. D
    29 cm H x 17 cm W x 7 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Milan, Italy
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU94518705763

About Flos (Manufacturer)

Imaginative lighting is a longtime hallmark of modern Italian design. Following in the footsteps of innovative companies such as Artemide and Arteluce, the company Flos brought a fresh aesthetic philosophy to the Italian lighting field in the 1960s, one that would produce several of the iconic floor, table and pendant lamp designs of the era.

    Flos — Latin for “flower” — was founded in the northern town of Merano in 1962 by Cesare Cassina (of the famed Cassina furniture-making family) and Dino Gavina, a highly cultured businessman who believed that artistic ideas espoused in postwar Italy could inform commercial design. The two enlisted brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni as their first designers. Even before Flos was formally incorporated, the Castiglionis gave the firm one of its enduring successes with the Taraxacum pendant and associated designs made by spraying an elastic polymer on a metal armature. (George Nelson had pioneered the technique in the United States in the early 1950s.) For other designs, the brothers found inspiration in everyday objects. Suggestive of streetlights, their Arco floor lamp, with its chrome boom and ball-shaped shade sweeping out from a marble block base, has become a staple of modernist decors. Designing for Flos since 1966, Tobia Scarpa has also been inspired by the commonplace. His folded-metal Foglio sconces resemble a shirt cuff; his carved marble Biagio table lamp looks like a jai alai basket.

    In 1973, Flos purchased Arteluce, the company founded in 1939 by Gino Sarfatti, and it continues to produce his designs. In recent decades, Flos has contracted work from several noted designers, including Marcel Wanders and Jasper Morrison. As instantly recognizable as they are, many Flos designs remain accessible. As you will see on these pages, while Flos lighting is the essence of modernity, its sleek, subtle designs can be used to strike a sculptural note in even traditional spaces.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012

Typical response time: 4 hours

Located in Milan, IT

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

More from this Seller

Pair of "Boalum" Table Lamps by Castiglioni and Frattini for Artemide
Pair of "Boalum" Table Lamps by Castiglioni and Fr...
Artemide, Gianfranco Frattini, Livio Castiglioni
Plastic
Beautiful set of two "Boalum" table lamps by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini for Artemide. Unconventional lamps, they can be used separately or joined together to create an e...
Pair of "Tubino" Table Lamps by Castiglioni for Flos
Pair of "Tubino" Table Lamps by Castiglioni for Fl...
Flos, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Metal
Beautiful set of two "Tubino" table lamps by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos. Originally produced by Arteluce (1949-1974) the piece step in production with Flos. Minimal...
"Fatua" Table Lamp by Guido Rosati for Fontana Arte
"Fatua" Table Lamp by Guido Rosati for Fontana Art...
Fontana Arte, Guido Maria Rosati
Glass
Rare "Fatua" table lamp by Guido Rosati for Fontana Arte. Totally composed by a glass cylinder with sandy part to better diffuse the light source hidden.
Max Ingrand Table Lamp by Fontana Arte
Max Ingrand Table Lamp by Fontana Arte
Fontana Arte, Max Ingrand
Metal, Glass
Big opaline glass table lamp by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte. Three different light sources for base, shade on top. Switch with Fontana Arte mark.
Gatto Table Lamp by Castiglioni for Flos
Gatto Table Lamp by Castiglioni for Flos
Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Wood
Gatto table lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos. Perfect condition with original label for this iconic cocoon lamp.
Pair of "Pugno" Table Lamps by Richard Carruthers for Fontana Arte
Pair of "Pugno" Table Lamps by Richard Carruthers ...
Fontana Arte, Richard Carruthers
Metal
Rare set of two Pugno table lamps model 2545 by Richard Carruthers for Fontana Arte. Early 1970s piece with Gino Sarfatti craquele surface finish influence.
Pair of "Papavero" Floor Lamps by Castiglioni for Flos
Pair of "Papavero" Floor Lamps by Castiglioni for ...
Flos, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Metal, Glass, Marble
Floor lamps diffusing light upwards and downwards. Circular base in white marble, diffuser opal glass bowl open upwards. Tubular stainless steel stem clear lacquered. Size refers to ...
"Black & White" Pendant Lamp by Castiglioni for Flos
"Black & White" Pendant Lamp by Castiglioni for Fl...
Flos, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Aluminum, Opal, Opaline Glass
Pendant lamp with opal glass bowl for diffused light. For concentrated light a polished aluminium reflector is fitted to the base with a silver domed reflector bulb. "Black & White" na...
Pair of "Diabolo" Adjustable Pendant Lamps by Castiglioni for Flos
Pair of "Diabolo" Adjustable Pendant Lamps by Cast...
Achille Castiglioni, Flos
Metal
Gorgeous set of two "Diabolo" pendant lamps by Achille Castiglioni for Flos. The lamp features white lacquered aluminum shells and an hidden system that allows to extend down over a me...
Set of Six "Padina" Light Fixtures by Castiglioni for Flos
Set of Six "Padina" Light Fixtures by Castiglioni ...
Flos, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Aluminum
Rare set of six "Padina" wall or ceiling lamps by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos. Double skin shade in polished corrugated spun aluminum.
Rare Pair of "Morgana" Table Lamps by Enrico Panzieri for Sormani
Rare Pair of "Morgana" Table Lamps by Enrico Panzi...
Sormani, Enrico Panzeri
Aluminum, Marble
Beautiful pair of "Morgana" table lamps by Enrico Panzieri for Sormani. Aluminum external revolving body allow to use three different light effects: the full one with a opal plexiglas ...
"Olimpia" Table Lamp by Albini, Helg and Piva for Sirrah
"Olimpia" Table Lamp by Albini, Helg and Piva for ...
Sirrah, Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Franco Albini
Metal, Glass, Fiberglass
"Olimpia" table lamp by Franco Albini, Franca Helg and Antonio Piva for Sirrah. Indoor/outdoor lamp with cast iron base and fiberglass body and glass shade.