Leucos Cinea Pendant Lamp
Materials: Witch hat style lampshade made of hand blown crystal Murano glass. Degrading from clear to white. Steel cable and a spiral electric wire. White plastic half round canopy. Some plastic and metal parts. White Bakelite parts and E27 socket.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 20 cm / 7.87”
Width: ∅ 60 cm / 23.62”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used. For this lamp preferable a silver bowl incandescent light bulb, according the catalogue. For this setup a white globe bulb was used.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Giusto Toso in 1972.
Manufacturer: Leucos, Murano, today located at Salzano, Italy, 25 km from Venice.
Other versions: This Leucos Cinea pendant lamp exists in two sizes: 50 and 60 cm (19.68” and 23.62”).
This pendant lamp was designed by architect Giusto Toso. Giusto Toso was born in 1939 on the Murano island near Venice, Italy. He graduated in architecture. In 1960 he started working for Fratelli Toso. Since 1963 Giusto Toso worked for several years as an interior architect. He started to work as designer for Leucos in 1969. Since 1985 for the Barovier & Toso company. Giusto Toso specialises in industrial design, architecture restoration and interior design. Today he lives and works on an island in the Sile river at Musestre (Treviso), some 30 km (18.6 miles) from Venice.
For Leucos he also designed the Rio range of lamps, a conical glass table lamp made in several variations. Also made as a big floor lamp. These and several other lamps.
Leucos was founded in 1962 in Scorzé near Venice in Italy and then moved to nearby Salzano. Many important designers worked for the company. Among others: Carlo Nason, Jorge Pensi, Lino Codato, Carmen Ferrera, Ilkka Suppanen, Roberto Pamio, Renato Tosso (Tosso & Massari). Studio Dreiman, Roberto Paoli, Paolo Crepax, Matteo Thun, Defne Koz. Arter & Citton, Allesandro Piva, Burkhard Dämmer. Lino Codato, and many others.
In 2015, Leucos was purchased by RARA RES, an holding belonging to Italian entrepreneur Riccardo Candotti. Also iTRE and MURAnOdueGALLERY are part of the group.
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History & philosophy of the Leucos company
Leucos designers – Leucos website