Desk lamp "Topo" design Joe Colombo for Stilnovo 1970S
Large articulated "Topo" desk lamp by Joe Colombo produced byStilnovo in the 1970s. Lampe shade in white lacquered metal mounted on a double articulated arm in lacquered steel tube, and weighted base in black plastic. Push switch on the shade. Works with an E27 screw bulb. Stilnovo brand inside the shade and on the ball joint.
Very good condition, with some barely visible signs of use.
Diameter at the base 28cm
Joe Colombo (1930-1971)
He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera then architecture at the Polytechnic in Milan. He began his career as a painter and member of the Movimento Nucleare. Following the death of his father in 1959, he took over the reins of the family business and began a career as a designer. Three years later, he founded his own design agency. He is interested in everyday furniture and the functions to which they aspire: modularity and flexibility. To this he adds his “anti-design” vision: design must take precedence over architectural lines. He then developed a futuristic style that quickly seduced. He receives awards such as the Compasso d'Oro. Colombo has deeply marked the history of design.