Leucos Febo Table Lamp
Materials: Round red Verona marble base. Opal glass mushroom lampshade with a red, orange, yellow & clear rim. Some metal and plastic parts. 3 Bakelite E14 sockets.
Height: 38 cm / 14.96”
Width: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”
Base: ∅ 11 cm / 4.33”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Roberto Pamio & Renato Toso in 1975.
Manufacturer: Leucos, Via Treviso 63, Scorzé, Italy.
Other versions: This Leucos Febo table lamp exists in a few variations, as you can see in the catalogue pictures. A redesign with a metal base was made since 1984. Wall lamps, floor lamps and pendant lamps were also made.
Roberto Pamio, born in 1937, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Venice, works at an international level in the field of architectural planning and design. He studied under the guidance of professors such as: Carlo Scarpa, Giuseppe Samonà, Ignazio Gardella, Giancarlo De Carlo and Bruno Zevi.
Roberto Pamio was added to the province of Venice’s Registry of Architects in 1969 and joined the Association of Industrial Design (ADI) in 1984.
His experiences in Mexico in the eighties and later in New York, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam and Japan have stimulated his creative sensibility. In all of his architecture, natural elements such as light, air and water are emphasised. Turning space into something fluid and changeable.
Moving around within his creations, one never has the impression of facing foreseeable choices. The house loses its traditional function and becomes a “liberated” house.
Roberto Pamio also co-operates with important companies dealing with lighting, furniture and accessories. Attributing a unique meaning to objects, which is determined by the fusion of proportion, lightness, technology and aesthetics.
Roberto Pamio designed lamps for Leucos, Iguzzini, Artemide, Fabbian, Pallucco, Otylight and Studio Italia Design.
Renato Toso, Noti Massari & Associates
The company Renato Toso, Noti Massari & Associates was founded in 1996 and consists of Renato, Noti Massari and children Anna, Marco, Pio and Tito Toso.
Renato 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 designed lamps for Vistosi, Artemide, Foscarini, Leucos and Venini.
The Renato Toso, Noti Massari & Associates company received many awards. 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.
The Leucos company was founded in 1962 in Scorzè in the outskirts of Venice. Later they moved to the neighbourhood of Salzano, some 25 kilometres from the legendary city. Leucos soon became an important producer in glass decorative lighting. The company still exist.
Leucos Febo Table Lamp – 1984 Redesign – 1985 Catalogue Picture
Leucos Febo Floor Lamp – 1984 Redesign – 1985 Catalogue Picture
Renato Toso, Noti Massari & Associates
Links (external links open in a new window)
Roberto Pamio + Partners website
Renato Toso, Noti Massari & Associates – Leucos website
History & philosophy of the Leucos company
Leucos designers – Leucos website
Roberto Pamio on the Leucos website