lightweight suspension lamp

lightweight suspension lamp

Design Tom Dixon, 1995
Anodized metal, blown glass
Made in Italy by Foscarini

The 'lightweight' suspension lamp is an airy sculpture which is both reminiscent of a classic chandelier and modern piece of art. The lamp is comprised of a lightweight, anodised metal, geometric frame and includes eight blown satin glass elements. The 'lightweight' is a dramatic suspension lamp perfect for any space.

A spirited, London-trained designer, Tom Dixon is a manager, craftsman and inventor rolled into one. He's well known for his trellis work and plastic objects but has also left his mark with some interesting urban projects. He's currently creative director of a famous furnishing accessories chain.

45.6" dia. | 28.75" h | 99.75" max drop | cord length: 71" | ceiling rose: 5.8" dia.
requires 8 x 20W G4 12V type T3 halogens

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Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon is a self-taught British designer. His career began when he discovered pleasure in welding while repairing damaged motorcycle frames after having been forced to leave his disco-punk band 'Funkapolitan' when he broke his leg in a motorcycle accident. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters and is often seen with his blind and deaf poodle, Molly.
Riccardo Olivieri set up Foscarini Spa in Murano in 1981. Two years later, they debuted their catalog, with lamps from Carlo Urbinati and Allesandro Vecchiato, who would become the company’s managers by 1988. Eventually these new owners would move the company off the island and into Venice, as well as transition Foscarini from a glassworks shop to a major design competitor. They had already begun working with external designers in 1985, but their first success came in 1990 with Rodolfo Dordoni’s “Lumiere.” Most all lighting projects were made of glass until 1993, at which point the Havana lamp primarily used polyethylene, making it lighter, more cost-effective, and able to be used indoors and outdoors. It now resides in the MoMA in New York. Other successful lamps would come to define the company, such as the “Mite & Tite” series by Marc Sadler in 2000 (which earned a Compasso d’oro), Patricia Urquiola’s 2005 “Caboche,” and Marc Sadler’s signature lamp "Twiggy."
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