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Marcello Cuneo Red Porcelain Table Lamp

Materials: Red coloured ceramics, Bakelite socket.

Height: 30 cm / 11.81”

Width: 20 cm / 7.87”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used. A small round one is preferred.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Marcello Cuneo (1933 – 2015).

Manufacturer: Gabbianelli, Milan, Italy.

Other versions: Exists in several sizes, models and colours.

Marcello Cuneo

Marcello Cuneo, born in Cagliari, Italy in 1933, graduated from the Milan Polytechnic. He worked for 8 years with the famous Giò Ponti.

Since the 1960s, architect Marcello Cuneo has been an exponent of the Italian interior design and industrial design that has become so well known all over the world as a synonym of high quality design. His projects have received prestigious national as well as international awards. More info on his website.

His most famous lamp is the Longobarda (Lombard) lamp he designed in 1966, named after an ancient Lombard’s helmet. It was first manufactured by Gabbianelli, then by Ghieri.

Marcello Cuneo died in Milan, February 2, 2015.

Marcello Cuneo

Marcello Cuneo

Longobarda lamp 

Longobarda lamp

Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.