Vico Magistretti Lamp FontanaArte Tikal Candle Design Very Rare! Aluminium
Size: 20 cm Diameter, 18 cm Height (8 inch Diameter, 7 inch Height). No longer in manufacture! Good vintage condition – scratch 9 cm, minor superficial marks consistent with age. Innovative architect, industrial designer, and urban planner Vico Magistretti was a driving force in Italian design from the 1960s onwards. Born into a family of successful Milanese architects in 1920, he became one of Italys most respected designers, celebrated for an uncanny mastery of clarity of form. During the Second World War, Magistretti fled to Lausanne, Switzerland to escape military deportation and began to attend classes at the Champ Universitaire Italien in Lausanne. There, he met and befriended legendary rationalist architect Ernesto Nathan Rogers (1909-69), cofounder of BBPR, who would become a lifelong mentor. Upon returning to Italy, Magistretti pursued an architecture degree from the Politecnico di Milano, graduating in 1945, and began working at his fathers architectural firm with Paolo Chessa. Shortly after joining the firm, Magistrettis father, Pier Giulio, passed away. In the immediate postwar reconstruction years, Magistretti began to work produce modernist furniture designs, especially for exhibition in R. And the Triennale alongside other important Italian architect-designers like Franco Albini, the Castiglioni brothers, Ignazio Gardella, and Marco Zanuso. During the 1960s and beyond, Magistretti created a number of sleek, high concept furniture and lighting design for major manufacturers, such as Artemide, Campeggi, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Fontana Arte, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, Olivari, Oluce, Poggi, Schiffini, and Gebrüder Thonet Vienna. Iconic designs from Magistretti career include the Eclipse Table Lamp (1966, Compasso dOro 1967), Selene Stacking Chair (1968), Chimera Lamp (1969), and Giuone Floor Lamp (1969) for Artemide; Maralunga Seating (1973, Compasso dOro in 1979) and Nuvola Rossa Bookshelves (1977) for Cassina; and the Sonora Pendant (1976) and Model 233 Atollo Table Lamp (1977, Compasso dOro 1979) for Oluce. Other architectural feats include the Towers in Piazzale Aquileia (1961-64), Bassetti House in Azzate (1959-62), Cassina House in Carimate (1964-65), a house in Via Conservatorio in Milan (1963-66), Cusano Milanino Town Hall (1966-69), the Milano San Felice neighborhood in Segrate (1966-69, in partnership with Luigi Caccia Dominioni), and a house in Piazza San Marco (1969-71). Throughout the course of his career, Magistretti held prestigious professorships at the Royal College of Arts in London and the Domus Academy in Milan. His work has been acquired by important museums around the world, including MoMA New York and the Victoria & Albert in London. Magistretti passed away in 2006. Related: Achille Castiglioni, Marco Zanuso, Enzo Mari, Sottsass, Gio Ponti, Joe Colombo, Verner Panton, Gae Aulenti, Charlotte Perriand, Sarfatti, Prouve, Eames, Newson, Arad ; future, midcentury modern, mcm, mod, retro ; Design Within Reach ; Flos, Artemide ; contemporary, interior design, architectural, architecture, future, sculptural, sculpture, lampada, lumiere, lampe, leuchte, licht, lanterne. The item “Vico Magistretti Lamp FontanaArte Tikal Candle Design Very Rare! Aluminium” is in sale since Saturday, September 30, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Lamps\20th Century”. The seller is “newpipestore” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Product Type: Lamps
- Material: Aluminium
- Style: Art Deco
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Table Lamp