Lumina Igloo Clamp Lamp
Materials: Black painted clamp and parts. White painted rod. Igloo style white painted oval grid lampshade. Aluminium reflector. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 70 cm / 27.55” – adjustable
Lampshade: 10 x 20 cm / 3.93 x 7.87”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 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: Tommaso Cimini.
Manufacturer: Lumina Italia srl, via Casorezzo, 63, 20010 Arluno (Milan), Italy.
Other versions: The Lumina Igloo clamp lamp exists in many versions as you can see in the catalogue picture. Made as floor lamps, desk lamps, table lamps, clamp lamps, ceiling lamps.
The Lumina light company was founded in 1975 by Tommaso Cimini (1947-1997) when he designed his famous Daphine table lamp. He designed this lamp made of a transformer and presented it on the Milan Fair in 1974. It was an instant success. Lumina itself started to produced several different lamps as a real lighting firm in 1980. Tommaso Cimini designed many lamps for his company. Among others the Daphine, Maxi, Zed, Imbutto, Elle and the Igloo.
Tommaso Cimini died in an airplane accident in 1997, leaving his company to his business partner and his oldest son Ettore.
Today the company is managed by his sons Ettore and Andrea, who carry on the family business. All lighting is produced in Italy in the plants near Milan in Arluno and is all handmade.
Several lamps are displayed in some of the most famous Museums of Modern Art and Design, such as the Musée d’Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Brooklyn Museum and the Judd Foundation in New York. Die Neue Sammlung in Munich and The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Designers that worked for the company are amongst others: Walter Monici, Tommaso Cimini, Emanuele Rici, Yaacov Kaufman, Francesco Brambilla, Ettore Cimini, Giuseppe Linardi, Foster+Partners, Luciano Balestrini, Paola Longhi.
Lamps in the movies
A Lumina Igloo lamp was used as a prop in the 2003 Italian drama history film Buongiorno, Notte (Good Morning, Night). Starring Roberto Herlitzka, Maya Sansa and Luigi Lo Cascio.