Poliarte Wall Lamps
Materials: Amber and white pulegoso crystal glass, stainless steel. Metal and porcelain sockets. Also produced with Bakelite sockets in the 1970s.
Height: 27,4 cm / 10.78”
Width: 11,2 cm / 4.40”
Depth: 7 cm / 2.75”
Electricity: 3 x 40 watt bulb E14 – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but preferably a silver bowl/cup light bulb.
Period: 1960s – 1970s – Mid Century Modern.
Designer: Albano Poli (born 1935).
Manufacturer: Poliarte, Verona, Italy.
Other versions: Made in many colours, versions and sizes; table lamps, ceiling lamps, flush mounts, floor lamps.
Albano Poli founded Poliarte in 1968 as an innovative and experimental lighting company. Poliarte was based near Verona, Italy. Albano Poli designed and produced lights with a team of some 30 craftsmen in no more than hundreds for each model.
His typical style was combining stainless steel (Inox) or raw metal to modular compositions of glass elements. Such as cubes, rods and plates. The final effect was a three-dimensional lighting object.
The Poliarte company no longer exists. Today Albano Poli still creates stained glass windows.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Academy of Fine Arts in Venice: www.accademiavenezia.it
Albano Poli, his works and biography can be found over here: http://www.progettoartepoli.it/en/artist.asp