Roberto Pamio Samanta Pendant Lamp
Materials: Trumpet lampshade made of two parts of Murano glass. A white opal hand blown glass tube. A clear glass lampshade with a red rim. Some metal parts. Long curly cord. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37”
Height: 60 cm / 23.62”
Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Roberto Pamio in 1971.
Manufacturer: Leucos, Salzano, Italy.
Other versions: This Roberto Pamio Samanta pendant lamp exists in several versions. It was at least also made with a shorter tube. The tube was used for another Roberto Pamio design, the Onda pendant lamp.
The Samanta pendant lamp was designed by Roberto Pamio in 1971. It was in production until the 1980s.
A comparable lamp was produced by Barbini, with a bubble glas tube on top and without the red rim.
Roberto Pamio, born1937, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Venice, works at an international level in the field of architectural planning and design. He studied under the guidance of professors such as: Carlo Scarpa, Giuseppe Samonà, Ignazio Gardella, Giancarlo De Carlo and Bruno Zevi.
Roberto Pamio was added to the province of Venice’s Registry of Architects in 1969 and joined the Association of Industrial Design (ADI) in 1984.
His experiences in Mexico in the eighties and later in New York, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam and Japan have stimulated his creative sensibility. In all of his architecture, natural elements such as light, air and water are emphasised. Turning space into something fluid and changeable.
Moving around within his creations, one never has the impression of facing foreseeable choices. The house loses its traditional function and becomes a “liberated” house.
Roberto Pamio also co-operates with important companies dealing with lighting, furniture and accessories. Attributing a unique meaning to objects, which is determined by the fusion of proportion, lightness, technology and aesthetics.
Roberto Pamio designed lamps for Leucos, Iguzzini, Artemide, Fabbian, Pallucco, Otylight and Studio Italia Design.
The Leucos company was founded in 1962 in Scorzè in the outskirts of Venice. Later they moved to the neighbourhood of Salzano, some 25 kilometres from the legendary city. Leucos soon became an important producer in glass decorative lighting. The company still exist.