The form

A 26cm table light in thermoplastic, available in Transparent Red or Orange, or Solid White or Black.

Designed by

Vico Magistretti (b. 1920) in 1969. Upon graduating from architecture at Milan Polytechnic in 1945, Magistretti designed for an incredible who’s who of furniture and lighting – O’Luce, Artemide, Cassina, Knoll International and De Padova. He also designed office products for Olivetti in addition to running an architecture and urban planning office. During his career, Magistretti has been awarded a gold medal and a Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, two Compasso d’Oro and a SIAD (Society of Industrial Artists and Designers) gold medal.

What makes it special

The shade and the base are a near mirror-image of one another with smooth flowing lines that are at once futuristic and organic. Magistretti said of his own work, “I don’t like the design [element] to show too much.” This lamp is an excellent example of wonderful design at an affordable price.

Where to buy

Artemide