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Glas Suspension Lamp

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glas suspension lamp

glas suspension lamp

Design Diesel Living by Foscarini, 2009
Metallized or sandblasted blown glass, steel
Made in Italy by Foscarini

Glas takes the familiar image of industrial lamps used in warehouses and factories worldwide. A reinvented icon in the light of a new contemporary lifestyle, transformed into a precious and personal entity, transported into a timeless dimension. By day, by night: Glas is a lamp with a double life. When it is off, the superficial chrome-color reflects the surrounding environment and objects like a mirror. When it is on, it emits a warm beam, with a retro feel, which is both directed and diffused.

Made of blown glass with a chromed finish and metal, Glas is available in an adjustable, counterweighted table version, and in large and small suspension versions hanging from a chain. 200" cord length available on request.

small: 8.6" w | 9.5" h | ceiling mount: 5" dia. | cord length: 78" | 8.16 lbs.
requires 1x13W E26 bulb | UL listed

large: 15.9" w | 16.1" h | ceiling mount: 5" dia. | cord length: 78" | 17.86 lbs.
requires 1x150W E26 type A or 1x26W E26 medium bulb | UL listed

$809.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(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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