Arteluce Palio Table Lamp
Materials: Black square lacquered base with intensity control switch. Polished curved copper lampshade. Opal curved crystal glass diffuser. Chrome curved rods. Bakelite socket.
Height: 40 cm / 15.75”
Width: 35 cm / 13.78”
Base: 7.5 x 7.5 cm / 2.95 x 2.95”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but preferably a frosted tubular E14 bulb.
Designer: Perry A. King & Santiago Miranda in 1984.
Manufacturer: Arteluce, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: The Arteluce Palio table lamp exists in several versions. It was also made with a white painted lampshade. Other lamps have paintings on the glass. Some versions have a paper FLOS label.
This lamp is a first edition, patent pending is pressed on the bottom of the base.
Perry King is an English designer born in 1938 in the United Kingdom. King studied industrial design and moved to Italy in 1964 as a consultant to Olivetti. He takes part in the creation of the Valentine typewriter and the Sistema 45 with Ettore Sotsass. He was design coordinator for Corporate Image, his work included dot matrix fonts as well as books and posters, all designed with Santiago Miranda with whom he founded King Miranda Associati in 1976.
Santiago Miranda was born in Écija near Seville in Spain in 1947. Miranda left to Italy in 1971 and he designed and wrote “Air Mail Transatlantic Pictures”, stories and images for an interactive park for lonely people, as well as working as a consultant to Olivetti. He was member of the Scientific Committee of the Istituto Europeo di Design (European Institute of Design – art academy) in Madrid and of the Scientific Committee of the University Pablo de Olavide in Seville, both in Spain. He is active in teaching and research.
Arteluce was a company that specialised in lighting and interior design and was founded by aeronautical engineer and modern lighting pioneer Gino Sarfatti in Milan, Italy in 1936. During World War II, Sarfatti fled to Switzerland. After the war he returned to Milan to restart his company. He designed hundreds of lamps. Designers that worked for the company are among others: Franco Albini, Cini Boeri, Franca Helg, Carlo Mollino, Ico Parisi, and Massimo Vignelli.
Links (external links open in an new window)
Palio Table lamp on the King & Miranda website
King & Miranda website
Perry King bio
Santiago Miranda bio
Pablo de Olavide University – Wikipedia
Istituto Europeo di Design – Wikipedia
Wikipedia about Arteluce
Arteluce in the Moma Museum New York
Gino Sarfatti bio on the FLOS website