Description

Karakter’s Aida table lamp is characterised by a fascinating, even puzzling structure: designed by Angelo Mangiarotti in 1988, the luminaire features a large white shade seemingly flowing in the air above the lamp’s black base. In reality, the shade is supported by a slim stem that, at first glimpse, also seems to be quite weak when compared to the massive shade – the trick is familiar from Mangiarotti’s architecture, as many of his buildings also feature slender pillars carrying the weight of heavy ceilings. In spite of its striking and dramatic appearance, the table lamp creates a soft, indirect lighting.

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Aida table lamp, black


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Material
Aluminium, steel, PMMA
Colour
Black, white
Depth
40 cm
Diameter
41 cm
Height
61 cm
Light source
6,1W fixed LED
Luminous flux
757 lm
Colour temperature
3000K
IP rating
20
Protection class
II
Cable length
2,5 m
Cable colour
Black
Dimmable
Yes
Notes
Power supply with interchangeable plugs (EU/UK/AU) included

Italian Angelo Mangiarotti (1921–2012) was an architect, sculptor and designer known particularly for buildings and furniture that perfectly combine functionalist ideas with beautiful, sculptural forms and the uniqueness of natural materials. Mangiarotti graduated as an architect from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1948 and, after a few years, moved to the United States where he met the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe – pioneers who all would have a massive influence on Mangiarotti’s furniture designs and architecture. In 1994 Angelo Mangiarotti was awarded with a Compasso d’Oro in honour of his long and successful his career.

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