Lampadina Table Lamp (1972) by Achille Castiglioni

Lampadina Table Lamp (1972) by Achille Castiglioni

The table lamp provides direct, diffused light. A transparent globe lamp is partially sandblasted to diffuse the light. An anodized aluminium base serves to contain excess power cord. Bakelite lamp-holder painted to match the switch in the orange and black colours.

In 1971, Achille Castiglioni made the Lampadina table light as a surprise gift for guests at the opening of the redesigned business space for the Italian lighting company Flos in Turin. In 1972, Flos began making a lot of the Lampadina table light.

The base of the light is an aluminium audiotape reel. You can wrap any extra wire around the reel. The Groovie Can Lamp has a similar shape and a bulb whose socket is attached to a 7-UP can. The Lampadina shows how much Castiglioni liked to make his designs out of things he found.

  • ร˜125mm diameter base x 240mm high
  • Anodised aluminium base, containing 2300mm power cord
  • Bakelite lamp holder assembly with switch finished Black or Orange
  • Weight 0.3Kg
  • Supplied with E27 2W LED partially sandblasted retro-fit lamp
  • On/off switch located on lamp holder assembly
  • IP20, Indoor use only
  • LAMPADINA is available in White, Green, Turquoise, Violet, Black or Orange


Meet the Designer: Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni is a well-known master of industrial design from Milan. He was born in 1918 and went to Milan’s Polytechnic to study architecture. After that, he worked with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in their design studio. In addition to building, the brothers also made interior pieces that became famous.


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