PAIR of ARTELUCE Table Lamps by M. VIGNELLI, 1965
Early models of the small and large table lamps (526 & 526G), designed by Massimo Vignelli. Italy, Arteluce, 1965.
Chromed metal base with opaque perspex diffuser, divided into three sections. Each lamp with 3 light sockets. Original label attached on the base. Small lamp: height 45.5 cm, diameter 29.5 cm.
*Gramigna, G. Repertorio del Design Italiano, 2 vols. p 121, illustrated.
*Italian Light 1960-1980 by Palma & Vannicola, 36, illustrated.
*Krzentowski. The Complete Designer's Lights (1950-1990). p. 202, illustrated.
Massimo Vignelli (January 10, 1931 – May 27, 2014) Italian designer who worked in a number of areas ranging from package design through houseware design and furniture design to public signage and showroom design. He was the co-founder of Vignelli Associates, with his wife, Lella.His ethos was, "If you can design one thing, you can design everything," and this was reflected in the broad range of his work.
Vignelli worked firmly within the Modernist tradition, and focused on simplicity through the use of basic geometric forms in all his work.
Very good vintage condition.