blob s ceiling lamp

blob s ceiling lamp

blob s ceiling lamp

Design Karim Rashid, 2002
Injection molded Polypropylene
Made in Italy by Foscarini

The Blob ceiling lamp displays as a small sculptural and elegant lighting piece designed for an imaginative and stylish decorative effect. The Blob collection consists of table, wall/ceiling and floor lamps. The shade is made of injection molded polypropylene. Available in classic white.

Karim Rashid was born in Cairo, Egypt; Half-English, half Egyptian and raised mostly in Canada. He received a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 1982 from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He pursued graduate design studies in Naples, Italy, with Ettore Sottsass and others, then moved to Milan for one year at the Rodolfo Bonetto Studio. He opened his own practice in New York City in 1993.

18.1" L | 6.25" h | 6.25" d
requires: 1x24W 2G11 type T5 fluorescent

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Karim Rashid

Born in Cairo to Egyptian and English parents, and raised in Canada, Karim Rashid (b. 1960) now resides in New York managing his private design studio. With over 3,000 objects put into production, he has branched out into architecture and interiors with the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and Semiramis Hotel in Athens. Rashid was an associate Professor of Industrial Design for 10 years and is now a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally. Rashid's award winning designs include the Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, the bobble water bottle, and exhibitions for Deutsche Bank and Audi.
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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