REGINA (model 2489) Lamp by Bobo PICCOLI, FONTANA ARTE 1968
Table lamp designed by Bobo Piccoli. Italy, Fontana Arte, 1968.
Large table lamp known as 'REGINA' (model 2489) consisting of three interlocking matt opalescent glass pieces. Black metal base with white stem, layered with matt moulded glass pieces. LED lights with dimmer.
Literature: Gramigna, G. Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000. p151, illustrated.
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.