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Mite Floor Lamp

from Foscarini

mite floor lamp
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mite floor lamp

Design Marc Sadler, 2000
Chrome metal, fiberglass, Kevlar®, carbon
Made in Italy by Foscarini

The product of over two years of research, the Mite floor lamp has been in production since the year 2000. Conceived by Marc Sadler, it features a 72.8"h shade with a circular plan; its shape flares towards the top, and it is made of a woven glass fiber wrapped in a thread of carbon for the black version, and kevlar for the yellow version. The shaping is done on a mold, which is covered with two pieces of the glass fabric saturated with a special transparent resin, around which the fiber is then wrapped.

A designer, Marc Sadler has worked a long time in the sports sector, where he's experimented with new materials and innovative production processes. He has also worked successfully in furnishing and consumer products.

The Lite family consists of suspension, floor and table lamps. Dimmer included.

base: 8.25" dia. | 72.8" h | 16.98 lbs.
requires 1x150w E26 bulb (minimum halo bulb output 60W) | dimmer included
LED version includes 36.9w, 3000K, 3580 lumen, CRI 90 LED | dimmer included

$1,745.00 + free shipping
(usually ships in 5-7 business 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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