Luigi Pellegrin Desk Lamp
Materials: White painted metal, chromed metal, white painted Bakelite socket.
Height: 30.5 cm / 12.00”
Width: 30 cm / 11.81”
Base: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt max, 110 – 220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a small one is preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Luigi Pellegrin (1925-2001) and Leonardo Fiori (1926-2008).
Manufacturer: Candle, Via Salaino 7, Milan, Italy.
Luigi Pellegrin was born in Courcelette, France in 1925 and died in Rome, Italy in 2001.
He designed this lamp, model D804 in 1974 (some source say 1972), during the works of construction of the Foggia library in the Apulia (Puglia) region of southern Italy together with Leonardo Fiori. He also designed all the furniture and other lamps for the renewed library. Luigi Pellegrin is among the greatest exponents of organic architecture.
Luigi Pellegrin is internationally most famous for the seating he designed for the Italian company MIM (Mobili Italiani Moderni – Italian Modern Furniture), where the young Luigi was mentored by the famous Ico Parisi who founded the MIM company.
“The architect is not a professional, he is an entity chosen by the social group to view and build the level of quality achieved by that group; realized then that the body will function as an incubator, organizing in positive exchanges the real conflicts of the moment ” – Luigi Pellegrin.
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