Tre Ci Luce Vega Flush Mount or Wall Lamp
Materials: Brushed and anodized silver coloured aluminium. Black painted metal (iron and brass). Some plastic and metal parts.
Height: 17 cm / 6.69”
Width: ∅ 42 cm / 16.53”
Electricity: 1 halogen double ended light bulb R7S – J Type T3. 1 x 300 watt maximum. 110/220 volt.
Designers: Cesaro L. & Amico F. in 1985.
Manufacturer: Tre Ci Luce S.r.l. Corso Europa, 8 20020 Cesate (MI) Italy
Other versions: Made in several colours over the years, but all with a ‘metal’ look. This lamp is model 3365/42, as labeled. 4 other sizes were made. 26, 33, 42 and 50 cm (10.23”, 12.99”, 16.53”, 19.68”) diameter.
Tre Ci/Luce, literally translated as three there light, was established in the early seventies (1973) to produce lighting designs for domestic interiors with an emphasis on the search for style as a mix between form and innovative technical functions, creating products with an immediate visual impact that are pleasant additions to any atmosphere.
“High-quality looks, state-of-the-art materials and a careful study of both light sources and energy efficiency ensure that the essence of light is maximally controlled and exploited.”
“Custom Made thanks to its own competence, skills and flexibility, Tre Ci Luce manufactures special products on a daily basis, mainly on indication of specifiers. The changes can have different levels of complexity: from specific finishes, as particular RAL colours, to a change of the wattages of the light sources; from the addition of emergency units to the development of products with different types of installation, up to real and proper custom-made fixtures, studied and developed in order to find the best solution to meet the needs of the specifier.”
As told on their, now disappeared (treciluce.com) website.
The Tre Ci/Luce company was declared bankrupt on October 1, 2015.
Cesaro L. & Amico F.
Not much is known about the designers. Cesaro L. designed several lamps for Tre Ci/Luce. In the 1970s he designed among other things the Alien table lamp. Often is said that Cesaro L. is Cesare Laca (born 1929) who designed many tea carts, serving trolleys, seats and furniture. Most Lacca designs originate in the 1950s. In all likelihood Cesaro L. is someone else.
Designers that worked for Tre Ci/Luce are Paolo Bistacchi, Davide Maggione, Lorenzo Stano, Pierangelo Marucco, Ferrara Palladino, the Belgian designers Serge and Robert Cornelissen, and many others. CS&R was the internal design team of the company.