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Filo Floor Lamp

from foscarini

filo floor lamp

filo floor lamp

Design Andrea Anastasio, 2017
Porcelain, blown glass, coated metal
Made in Italy by Foscarini

Filo comes from the desire to display the individual parts that go into a lamp - the light source, decoration and electrical wiring - bringing out their structural and aesthetic characteristics, simplifying the grammar and syntax. Its essential character is the result of the choice of using decoration to play a fundamental role, incorporating elements that are not traditionally considered decorative. Hence the electrical wire establishes a dialogue with the parts in glass and the diffuser, in a rhythmical game of role swapping. While the energy that allows the lamp to perform its purpose as lighting runs along the cord, spheres and bulbs of glass also take their place there, transforming it into the archetype of a necklace, with a porcelain body in the form of a cone that projects the light on the wire and the glass spheres, ideally positioned as a pendent. A wide range of colors enlivens the lamp with multiple identities, from watercolor tones to the transparent hues of Murano glass, bright colors with ethnic overtones to the fluorescent tones of contemporary cityscapes, making it possible to insert the lamp in a very wide range of settings.

Filo is also available as a table & wall lamp.

60" h | base: 13" dia. | cord: 58" L | on/off switch 27" from lamp
requires LED retrofit light bulb: 4W, G9 | 3000º K | 400 lumen | CRI 80

$775.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 7-10 days)

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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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