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Foscarini Orbital Floor Lamp

Materials: Grey, silver metallic conical tripod base. Long rod. 5 colourful biomorph lampshades in red, green, blue, yellow and white opal glass. Ornamental silver metallic screws and parts. 5 plastic E14 sockets.

Height: 170 cm / 66.92”

Width: 53 cm / 20.86”

Electricity: 5 bulbs E14, 5 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred. 

Period: 1990s.

Designer: Ferruccio Laviani in 1992.

Manufacturer: Foscarini S.p.A., Via Delle Industrie 27, 30020 Marcon, Italy.

Other versions: The Foscarini Orbital floor lamp also exists in white. The 5 lampshades were also made as 5 wall lamps. They are named Bit.

Ferruccio Laviani

Pietro Ferruccio Laviani was born in Cremona, near Milan in Italy in 1960. His work mainly focuses on product design, interior design, art direction and graphics. Since 1991, he is the Art Director for Kartell.

Ferruccio Laviani also worked for De Padova, Emmemobili, Flos, Foscarini, Moroso and Society (Limonta).

For Foscarini he designed the Orbital floor lamp in 1992. It was his first lamp design and the first lamp for Foscarini in industrial glass. The Bit wall lamps in 1993. The Dolmen floor and pendant lamp in 1996.  The Supernova pendant lamp in 2000 and the Tuareg floor lamp.

Ferruccio Laviani designed for Kartell the Fly pendant lamp, the Bloom pendant lamp, the Kabuki outdoor lamp, the Tati table lamp, the Bourgie table lamp and many others. You can find them all on the website of the Kartell company.


The Italian Foscarini company was founded in 1981 in Murano. They started with lighting for the contract sector. In 1983 the first catalogue op design lamps appeared. The first external designers, Adam Tihany and Joseph Mancini started in 1985. Carlo Urbinati and Allesandro Vecchiato entered the firm as designers in 1988 and became the new owners.

Rodolfo Dordoni designed the Lumiere table lamp in 1990. It was the first big succes for the company. The complete history of the company can be found on their website.

Designers that worked for Foscarini are, among others: Lievore Altherr Molina, Werner Aisslinger, Atelier Oï, Valerio Bottin, Changedesign, Aldo Cibic, Designwork, Tom Dixon, Rodolfo Dordoni, Patricia Urquiola + Eliana Gerotto, Odoardo Fioravanti, Jozeph Forakis, Enrico Franzolini, Giampietro Gai, Massimo Gardone, Giulio Iacchetti, Vicente Garcia Jimenez, Defne Koz, Lagranja Design, Ferruccio Laviani, Giovanni Levanti, Jean Marie Massaud, Alessandra Matilde, Nendo, Luca Nichetto, Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, Simon Pengelly, Lucidi & Pevere. Karim Rashid, Marc Sadler, Studio Baruffi & De Santi, Studio Kairos, Pio + Tito Toso, Ionna Vautrin, Urbinati Ricci + Vecchiato and Marco Zito.

Foscarini Orbital Floor Lamp – Catalogue Pictures

Foscarini Orbital floor lamp 1992 design: Ferruccio Laviani scheme catalogue picture dimensions Italy

Foscarini Orbital floor lamp 1992 design: Ferruccio Laviani catalogue picture models & parts Italy