yoko table lamp

yoko table lamp

Design Anderssen & Voll, 2013
Polycarbonate, PMMA
Made in Italy by Foscarini

The Yoko table lamp is a large table lamp from the idea of two intersecting spheres. A frail soap bubble embracing the solid light. Yoko was conceived and built thanks to lengthy and painstaking research of materials and form. Countless tests were carried out meticulously with an acute attention to the detail of the curvature of the lamps silhouette. The extremely sophisticated technology involved plays a fundamental role. It however remains concealed by the rarefied silhouette, and by the perfect balance between the two main pieces.

The development of the original concept was skillfully changed to a sophisticated industrialization process; Yoko was made based on the blown molding technique with an innovative material such as Polymethilmethacrylate (PMMA). These modern materials and technologies have made it possible to create an object with immense appeal and with a strong personality.

Yoko is offered in your choice of three colors.

16.1" h | base: 1.3" dia. | shade: 4.75" dia. | 12.2" h
requires 1x26W E26 compact fluorescent bulb

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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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