Table Lamp by Ettore SOTTSASS
TAHITI table lamp, designed by Ettore Sottsass. Italy, 1981.
Metal construction, wooden base with laminate and head with halogen lamp, 'The Duck'. With original metal label.
Reference: Fiell. 1000 Lights. 1960 to present. P. 316, illustrated.
Ettore Sottsass (14 September 1917 – 31 December 2007). Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting and office machine design. Sottsass Associati, primarily an architectural practice, also designed elaborate stores and showrooms for Esprit, identities for Alessi, exhibitions, interiors, consumer electronics in Japan and furniture of all kinds. The studio was based on the cultural guidance of Ettore Sottsass and the work conducted by its many young associates, who often left to open their own studios.