circus 07 ceiling lamp

circus 07 ceiling lamp

circus 07 ceiling lamp

Design Defne Koz, 1994
Metal, mouth-blown glass
Made in Italy by Foscarini

"My purpose is to create everyday objects that can communicate emotion, that can continue to astound." -Defne Koz

The Circus 07 is a whimsical ceiling lamp featuring a central 'button' in a nickel-plated metal. The diffuser is made from blown, polished glass which is white on the inside and a colored on the outside.

Defne Koz is an industrial designer who started her career in the sphere of the Domus Academy. She provides consulting for product development and creative support for product strategy innovation in household appliances, electronics, furnishing, urban furnishing, accessories for the home and table, lighting systems, interior design and objects for homes and shops.

small: 12.6" dia. | 4.75" d
requires 4x25W E12 candelabra type G16,5 incandescents or 4x8W E12 candelabra compact fluorescents

large: 18.1" dia. | 5.1" d
requires 4x40W E26 type A19 frosted incandescents or 4x12W E26 compact fluorescents

small: $674.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 7 days)


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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