Large Original EARLY Lamp (2049 RE) by Bobo PICCOLI, FONTANA ARTE 1968
Table lamp designed by Bobo Piccoli. Italy, Fontana Arte, 1968.
An original early lamp known as 'RE' consisted of three separate matt opalescent glass pieces, the original switch allows for different light modes. Black metal base, FONTANA ARTE embossed on the switch. The electrics of the lamp have been totally refurbished, as the long specialist lightbulbs which were originally used are not being produced anymore. The lamp has been switched to LED light bulbs. We do have a pair available. AMAZING! Beautiful original lamp from the 1960s.
Inspired by the game of chess with its sinuous shapes, 'RE' is a key character of the chessboard. Their profile stands out clearly in the white light diffused by the opalescent glass. Designed in 1968 by the Milanese artist Bobo Piccoli for Fontana Arte, this lamp combines art and industrial design, table or floor lamp, you choose...
Exhibited: Eurodomus 2, Torino 1968.
-Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950/1980, Milan, 1985, p. 282 for “Regina”
-Laura Falconi, Fontana Arte: Una Storia Trasparente, Milan, 1998, p. 128
Excellent vintage condition, the lamp has been completely re-wired, and the original switch refurbished.