colibri floor lamp

colibri floor lamp

colibri floor lamp

Design Odoardo Fioravanti, 2011
Polycarbonate, lacquered stainless steel
Made in Italy by Foscarini

Colibri is the result of a continual line that draws a bird with a rounded head and a long tail, which become, in turn, a little diffuser and an adjustable stem to orientate towards the light. Supported by a stem made of light aluminum and a solid metal alloy base, the polycarbonate diffuser projects a soft, yet direct light that can be orientated along a vertical and horizontal axis. The design features extreme continuity: when it is orientated upwards the joint embraces the stem which, in turn, houses the wire, encased in a slim inner channel. A system of elements that combine in perfect harmony to become a single whole.

Colibri is a new inhabitant of the domestic space, designed to accompany reading, to light conversations or relaxation or to supply a halo of reflected light in your day or night space, when directed towards the wall or the ceiling. It is an object that enchants with its simplicity and versatility. It is so discrete that it never passes unobserved, in both its color variants of white and green. Dimmer included.

57.1" h | base: 13.75" dia. | requires 1x75W GU10 type MR20 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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