VeArt Masha Table Lamp
Materials: Round chromed metal (iron) base & rods. Black anthracite painted middle part. Conical white opal glass lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 63 cm / 24.80”
Width: 34 cm / 13.38”
Lampshade: 34 x 15 cm / 13.38 x 5.90”
Base: ∅ 22 cm / 8.66”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 150 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Designer: Jeannot Cerutti in 1990.
Manufacturer: VeArt, division of Artemide, Via Bergamo 18, 20010 Pregnana Milanese, Italy
Other versions: This VeArt Masha table lamp was made with or without dimmer. It is named Masha Tavolo (table). Also a wall lamp was designed.
Jeannot Cerutti is an interior designer, lighting designer, industrial designer and architect. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille (National School of Architecture of Marseille) in France.
Jeannot Cerutti designed for, among others: VeArt, Artemide, Giorgio Armani, Kenzo, McDonald’s, Sawaya & Moroni. He lives in Turin, Italy.
VeArt, first written as Ve-Art was founded in 1965 by Sergio Biliotti and Ludovico Diaz de Santillana. Ludovico Diaz de Santillana was born in Rome in 1931. He graduated in architecture in Venice and he started teaching at the university. He married Anna Venini, the daughter of Paolo, the founder of the Venini glass company.
Ludovico Diaz de Santillana became the artistic director of Venini in 1985, after Paolo‘s death. He died in 1989.
The VeArt company produced artistic glass and lighting. Mario Ticco was artistic director for a while. In the early 90s the brand was acquired by Artemide. The Artemide company used the brand’s name for several of years.
Designers that worked for VeArt are, among others: Tobia Scarpa, Renato Toso, Noti Massari, Toni Zuccheri, Paolo Zanotta, Ernesto Gismondi = Orni Halloween, Umberto Riva, Alfredo Giuseppe Righetto, Lino Tagliapietra, Roberto Freno, Luciano Bartolini, Luisa Calvi, Giorgio de Ferrari, Gigi Basso, Luigi Ghisetti, Umberto Riva, Sergio Asti.
The Artemide Group is based in Pregnana Milanese, Italy. The company is probably best known for the Tizio desk lamp designed by Richard Sapper in 1972. The company is also famous for the Tolomeo desk lamp, designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina in 1986. Artemide produced many other beautiful lamps en furniture over all those the years.
Designers who have collaborated with the company include Mario Botta, Sir Norman Foster, Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Neil Poulton, Karim Rashid, Giò Ponti and many others.
Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.