Large Original EARLY Lamp (2490 RE) by Bobo PICCOLI, FONTANA ARTE 1968
Table lamp designed by Bobo Piccoli. Italy, Fontana Arte, 1968.
A first edition lamp known as 'RE' model 2490, consisting 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 specialist lightbulbs which were originally used are not being produced any more. The lamp has been switched to LED light bulbs. Amazing! This lamp combines art and industrial design, table or floor lamp, you choose...
Please note: All lighting fixtures will require a professional check according to local requirements.
-Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950/1980, Milan, 1985, p. 282 for “Regina”
-Laura Falconi, Fontana Arte: Una Storia Trasparente, Milan, 1998, p. 128
Exhibited: Eurodomus 2, Torino 1968.
Bobo Piccoli was born in 1927 into a family of Milanese intellectuals. The Piccoli house was frequented by Mario Sironi, Carlo Carra, Giuseppe Ungaretti and many other artists. Piccoli studied the classics and while painting became his main medium, he constantly sought a synthesis among the arts. This led to projects with architects such as Marco Zanuso and Roberto Menghi. In 1968, Piccoli began working with Fontana Arte, creating a number of lighting elements such as the Re and Regina lamps.
Excellent vintage condition.