Leucos Melaina Pendant Light
Materials: Murano hand blown crystal glass. Black and clear glass, white on the inside. Aluminium and chromed iron and brass parts, steel cable, Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 20 cm / 14.17”
Width: ∅ 65 cm / 25.5”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used. For this lamp preferable a globe light bulb and/or a silver bowl incandescent light bulb.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Renato Toso (1940).
Manufacturer: Leucos, Murano. Today located at Salzano, Italy, 25 km from Venice.
Other versions: Also made in white.
The Leucos Melania pendant lamp was designed by Renato Toso in 1968. Renato Toso designed lamps for Vistosi, Artemide, Foscarini, Leucos and Venini. At that time the Leucos company was based on the Murano Island.
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Renato Toso, Noti Massari & Associates
Renato Toso, Noti Massari & Associates was founded in 1996 and consists of Renato, Noti Massari and children Anna, Marco, Pio and Tito Toso.
Mister Toso was born in Murano (Venice, Italy) in 1940. He helped to establish an associated architectural and design studio along with Roberto Pamio and Noti Massari (1939).
Working on public projects as well as with some of the most qualified companies (Artemide, Estel, Leucos, Stilwood, Rossi di Albizzate, Frighetto, Fly Line, North Sailes, Henry Lloyd, Venini, Cattelan Italia, Ali, Alpi, Formica). They develop stands, exhibitions, stores and offices for different companies, taking care of their image and graphics.
Renato Toso, Noti Massari & Associates received several prizes. Among which are the 1st Prize at the national competition Tercas architecture 14th edition, 2000. The 1st Prize at the competition Young & design 2005, Selection I.Dot 2004-2005. The Award “Interzum-Kohl“, “IBD-Award-USA“. And the 1st Prize for the lighting project “Il cielo in una stanza” (The sky in a room).
Their works have been exhibited in museums around the world. Among which are the Palazzo Grassi in Venice. The Louvre in Paris and the MOMA in New York.