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Studio D.A. Lamperti Table Lamp

Materials: Light yellow, ivory plastic round base. 4 metal rods. Adjustable light yellow, ivory plastic curved louvres lampshade. Round lid on top. White Bakelite E14 socket.

Height: 20 cm / 7.87”

Width: 18 cm / 7.08”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Studio D.A.: Cesare Maria Casati & Carlo Emanuele Ponzio.

Manufacturer: Lamperti, Robbiata, Como, Italy.

Other versions: This Studio D.A. Lamperti table lamp exists in many colours, but was only made in one size.

Studio D.A.

Studio D.A. was founded by Cesare Maria Casati, born in 1936, and Carlo Emanuele Ponzio (1923 – 2015) in 1965 in Milan, Italy. The company received many awards over the year for their designs.

Cesare Maria Casati is an Italian architect, designer, journalist and cultural influencer. He studied at the Polytechnic University of Milan. Casati started his career with the famous designer Gio Ponti as his pupil.

Since 1967 he is a member of the Italian association for industrial design, the ADI.

From 1976 until June 1979 Cesare Maria Casati was the editor in chief of the magazine Domus.

From January 1981 until June 1985 he was editor in chief of the magazine La Mia Casa (My Home).

Studio D.A. designed many beautiful lamps such as the Pillola (pill) table lamp for Ponteur in 1968 and the Disco pendant and table lamp for Design House (Harvey Guzzini). You can find the Disco pendant lamp over here.

The Pelota table lamp for Lamperti and the Pillola table lamp can be found over here.

For the Dutch Raak company Studio D.A. designed the Meander wall lamp, the Bowler and Aureool pendant lamps.

Many important design companies have collaborated with Studio D.A.. Including Venini, Martinelli Luce, Raak, Harvey GuzziniCandle (FontanaArte), Comfort, Abet Print and Arflex.

Lamperti 

The Lamperti company was founded in 1948 and ended business somewhere in the nineties. Not much information to be found about it, unfortunately.

An American company with the name Lamperti Associates exists. It was founded in 1965 by Al Lamperti and is located in San Rafael, California. They are furniture makers and the company is still active. It got nothing to do with the Italian company.