duii

duii

duii

Design Diesel Living by Foscarini, 2011
Metal and pressed glass
Made in Italy by Foscarini

Is it made with toy building blocks? Is it a character out of a comic? Or a small domestic robot? Duii surprises and amuses due to its personality, starting with its name, inspired by one of Donald Duck's friendly nephews. The base also recalls a duck's foot, but it can also be used as a convenient trinket tray. The articulated arm, held together by wing screws like bits of Meccano, supports a rounded body with a diffuser, a shape that in turn recalls a multitude of memories and inspirations: retro car headlights, a workman's hard hat but also the Mohican style shaved head of the Diesel brand.

A desk, table or bedside lamp in glass, metal and polycarbonate, available in yellow or grey.

24.75" - 28.1" h | base: 13" d | 6.1" w
requires 1x40W G9 type T4 Bi-Pin halogen

$830.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 5-7 business 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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