aplomb floor lamp

aplomb floor lamp

Design Paolo Lucidi & Luca Pevere, 2013
concrete, white lacquered metal
Made in Italy by Foscarini

The Aplomb project explores the technological and expressive possibilities of concrete, a rough yet at the same time appealing material, achieving a leap of scale and genre: from large contemporary architectural buildings to a small designer lamp. The challenge has been met with impeccable 'aplomb', thanks to the use of special concrete that is particularly fluid in molding and has a material effect that is both rough and, at the same time, elegant.

Aplomb floor lamp is the newest addition to the family which creates direct, up-lighting. In its shape and use, Aplomb recalls a burning torch, to be grabbed and moved easily to where it is needed. Its light beam is an intense up-light, but it creates no glare because it is completely screened from view by the shape that encloses the light source.

Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere got together at well-known design offices in Milan. In 2002 they signed their first commissions together and, in 2006, establish Studio Lucidi & Pevere in Milan. These days, Studio Lucidi & Pevere is based in Udine and still undertakes industrial design work for internationally renowned companies, belonging to a large number of different sectors.

The concrete is offered in three, colored finishes which celebrate its personality, from the traditional grey of cement in its raw state, which adds depth to the volumes, to a stylish white hue, and a warm intense brown. The concrete rests on a white lacquered metal base. Perfect for private or public settings, either on its own or in a group.

70.9" h | shade: 4.3" w | 15.9" h | base: 12.5" w | 8" d | cord length: 86.5" L | on/off switch: 27.5" from lamp
requires 1x150W R7s halogen energy saver bulb | includes dimmer

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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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