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.
New Gill wall lamps are still for sale in some web-shops (2019), but not on the Leucos website. In all probability production has ended. The Keyra, a wall lamp with many similarities, designed by Roberto Paoli is now for sale.
A conversation with Roberto Pamio
Leucos Gill Table Lamp
Materials: Vetro doublé tubular glass base. Black on the outside, white on the inside. Clear and white opal hand blown Murano glass mushroom lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 38 cm / 14.96”
Width: ∅ 42 cm / 16.53”
Base: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Roberto Pamio (born 1937).
Manufacturer: Leucos, Salzano, Italy.
Other versions: This Leucos Gill table lamp is a strange version. “Normal” table lamps have a black aluminium base. This one is made in glass. Or it is a special version or the base was lost or broken and replaced. It would be strange, but you never know.
Vetro Doublé: an object made of two layers of glass normally of two different colours.
The Leucos Gill table lamp was designed by Roberto Pamio in 1962. The wall lamp and flush mount are still in production. These lights exists in several sizes. The aluminium bases were made in black or white.
Roberto Pamio 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.
The Leucos Gill 40 Wall Lamp was the first design in 1962 when the Leucos company started. Gill is a wall or ceiling mount featuring a round, hand blown glass diffuser in clear crystal with a circular white opal detail across the front.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Roberto Pamio + Partners website
History & philosophy of the Leucos company
Leucos designers – Leucos website
Keyra lamp on the Leucos website
Roberto Pamio on the Leucos website