bit wall lamps

bit wall lamps

Design Ferruccio Laviani, 1992
Lacquered metal, glass
Made in Italy by Foscarini

From the Orbital series, which marked Foscarini's adoption of production materials other than Murano glass, comes Bit. Five wall sconces each with a different shape, size and color to beautify any space.

A piece of sculpture, Bit is made of a metal stem which supports the stained-glass metal diffuser. The glass is made out of industrial glass, silk-screened in white or different colors, and satin finished on the outer surface and polished on the inside to allow light reflection.

As an architect and designer, Ferruccio Laviani works in the fields of furnishing and accessories, industrial communication, exhibition, event and show room installation. He has worked with a variety of companies worldwide. In 1992, the collaboration between Laviani and Foscarini began and it has continued since, with the research of new shapes and materials. His contemporary style is hallmarked by a particular sign or color.

Available in your choice of white or colored glass shades.

bit 1: 19.9" w | 13.8" h | 4.75" d
bit 2: 11.8" w | 7.8" h | 4.75" d
bit 3: 15.75" dia. | 4.75" d *only available in white
bit 4: 7.8" w | 13.5" h | 4.75" d
bit 5: 10.6" w | 15.75" h | 4.75" d

requires 1x60W E12 candelabra type G16,5 frosted incandescent or 1x12W E12 candelabra CFL

$425.00 each + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 7-10 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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