Leucos Golf PL Flush Mount
Materials: Hand blown crystal satin amber Murano glass. White glass on the inside (vetro doublé). Polished brass half round ceiling mount. Galvanised metal (iron) socket.
Height: 25 cm / 9.84”
Width: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”
Mount: ∅ 12 cm / 4.72”
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, but a frosted or white one gives the best result.
Designer: Toso & Massari.
Manufacturer: Leucos,Via delle industrie, 16/b, 30030 Salzano, Italy.
Other versions: The Leucos Golf PL flush mount was made for many years. It is out of production since 2019. Only pendant lamps and wall lamps can be found on the Leucos website. But presumably it still can be found for sale on several websites.
Today (2019) lamps made of clear frosted en mirror glass with chrome versions are made. In the past, blue, orange, red and white versions were also produced.
Also made as a wall lamp (Golf P1), pendant lamp (Golf S3) and a table lamp (Golf T3). Pendant lamps exist on a curved rod (Golf S2). Wall lamps with a curved rod (Golf P2) were made. Sometimes these flush mounts/ ceiling lamps (Golf PL) are used as a wall lamp. Unfortunately, a floor lamp was never produced.
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.
Designers that worked for Leucos were and are amongst others: Carlo Nason, Roberto Pamio, Eva Zeisel, Mauro Marzollo, Paolo Crepax. Jorge Pensi, Roberto Paoli, the Rockwell Group. Paolo de Lucchi, Carmen Ferrara, and many others.
Text from their website: “Architects and designers, from diverse cultural backgrounds, have always found and still find in LEUCOS an excellent company able to merge an experienced glass craftsmanship with industrial processes and the most reliable technologies.”
Renato Toso, Noti Massari & Associates or Toso & Massari
Renato Toso, Noti Massari & Associates was founded in 1996 and consists of Renato, Noti Massari and children Anna, Marco, Pio and Tito Toso.
Mister 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 company Renato Toso, Noti Massari & Associates 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.