tua table lamp

tua table lamp

tua table lamp

Design Marco Zito, 2010
Lacquered aluminum
Made in Italy by Foscarini

A table lamp with which you can create a personal relationship; surprisingly simple, because it has been thought out with a great deal of care. Tua is inspired by the palm of the hand containing a light: a gesture interpreted in a single, shaped metal plane that is both the support and shade of the lamp. The light source is hidden inside the range of the curve, whose aesthetic has a characteristically fine cut. When the light is on, it creates a pleasantly intimate glow, perfect for all those spaces dedicated to the single person (bedside table or work table). The lamp lends itself even to a multiple interpretation: interior-exterior, two-dimensional/three-dimensional, a graphic sign and a functional lamp, which is always elegant, reassuring and friendly.

An architect, Marco Zito graduated under Vittorio Gregotti at the IUAV in 1994. Since 1996 he has been teaching in the faculty of Design and Arts of IUAV Venice and Industrial Design degree course of the San Marino University, as well as at the Industrial Design Centre of Montevideo (Uruguay), as invited lecturer. He has received a number of prestigious recognitions for his work. The studio, in Venice, specializes in product design, interior design and architecture, collaborating with prestigious companies.

Tua is offered in just one color, white, which tests the boundaries of size, and exposes its strong personality. When lit, the light radiates a halo of welcoming intimacy.

5.8" w | 9.4" h | 5.7" d | requires 1x40w G9 type T4 Bi-Pin halogen

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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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