Oluce Flash Table Lamp
Materials: Round grey/silver painted metal base. Cut off blue tubular glass globe lampshade. Some metal parts. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 30 cm / 11.81”
Width: ∅ 16 cm / 6.29”
Base: ∅ 13 cm / 5.11”
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. Not a specific one preferred.
Designer: Joe Colombo in 1968.
Manufacturer: Oluce, Via Brescia, 2, 20097, San Donato Milan, Italy.
Other versions: The Oluce Flash table lamp exists in 2 sizes and several colours. This one is model 2206. The 20 cm / 7.87” lamp is model 2205.
Designed in 1968, this glass version was only made in the 90s. It only appears in the catalogue of 1993. It was made as a tribute to Joe Colombo (Omagio a Joe Colombo). The original metal lamp exists as a floor lamp, a double floor lamp, wall lamps, ceiling lamps, desk lamps and table lamps.
Joe Cesare Colombo
Joe Colombo was born in 1930 in Milan, Italy and went to school at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera), where he studied painting and sculpture. Until 1954 he studied Architecture at Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan).
A year later, in 1955 Colombo joined the Art Concept Group, and gave up his painting to promote his design career.
Colombo had to take over the family company in 1959, which produced electric appliances. He started to experiment with new construction and production technologies and in 1962 Colombo opened his own interior design and architecture projects.
Joe Colombo designed products for Oluce, Kartell, Alessi, Bieffe, Boffi, Flexform, and of course Stilnovo.
Joe Colombo passed away in 1971 on his birthday. He was only 41 years old.
The Oluce company was founded in 1945 by Giuseppe Ostuni. It is the oldest Italian design company in the illumination sector still in operation today. The company received numerous awards over the years.
Designers that worked for the company, are among others: Achille, Livio and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Franco Buzzi, Joe and Gianni Colombo, Marco Zanuso, Tito Agnoli, Angeletti & Ruzza, Antonia Astori & Nicola De Ponti, Bruno Gecchelin, Stefano Casciani, Francesco Rota, Victor Vasilev, Ferdi Giardini, Vico Magistretti and many others.
The complete Oluce history can be found on their website.