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Studio Italia Design Desk Lamp

Materials: Black painted metal. Curved rod. White Murano glass globe lampshade. Two clear green glass disks. Porcelain and aluminium socket. The glass disk on the lampshade is loose on it.

Height: 50 cm / 19.68”

Width: 70 cm / 27.55”

Lampshade: ∅ 25 cm / 9.84”

Base: ∅ 26 cm / 10.23”

Electricity: 1 bulb G2, 1 x 20 watt maximum, 220 volt.
Any type of G2 halogen light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. 

Period: 1990s.

Designer: Andrea Tosetto – attributed.

Manufacturer: Studio Italia Design, Via Pialoi 32, 30020 Marcon – Venezia, Italy.

Other versions: It is unknown if this Saturn style Studio Italia Design desk lamp was made in other versions. All the lamps made by the company have a name.  So probably also this one.

Studio Italia Design

Studio Italia Design was founded in 1950 and is based in Venice, Italy. They produce high quality lighting and the glass for their lamps is produced on the Murano island. Studio Italia Design also produces custom-made creations. The company sells their lamps in over 90 countries around the globe.

Designers that worked or work for the company are, among others: Andrea Tosetto, Brian Rasmussen, Denis Santachiara, Giulio Iacchetti, Marco Ferreri, Rocco Este, Enrico Corradini, Dima Loginoff, Chia-Ying Lee, Dima Loginoff, Karim Rashid, Marta Sansoni and Pio & Tito Toso.

Andrea Tosetto

Andrea Tosetto was born in Mestre, Italy on June 4, 1959. Mestre is on shore of the lagoon of Venice. Tosetto studied at the Art School and the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice (Liceo Artistico and l’Accademia delle Belle Arti). He joined his father’s company Studio Italia Design in 1977, taking the lead soon. Andrea Tosetto designed many lamps since then.

Links and sources (external links open in a new window)

Studio Italia Design website

Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia

Murano on Wikipedia


Murano lamps

Studio Italia Design Desk Lamp

Studio Italia Design Desk Lamp

Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.