folio ceiling lamp

folio ceiling lamp

folio ceiling lamp

Design Urbinata - Ricci e Vecchiato, 1990
Blown glass, lacquered metal
Made in Italy by Foscarini

Folio captures the minimal simplicity of classic, modern design. A simple ceiling lamp with lacquered metal supports and blown, satin-glass diffuser. The diffuser is white on the inside and colored or silkscreen-printed striped glass on the outside.

Urbinati - Ricci e Vecchiato began their relationship with Foscarini as designers, starting out with the present lamp collection. After some time they took up the management of the company, becoming the authors of it's history. They are the promotors of the new company's profile.

18.9" L | 15" w | 3.9" h
requires 1x100W RSC (3 1/8") type T3 halogen or 2x24w 2G11 type T5 fluorescents

$842.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 7 days. Please allow 8-12 weeks for fluorescent version)
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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