Lighting Designer

“Design is defined by light and shade, and appropriate lighting is enormously important.” Albert Hadley
Metalarte wall sconce

The Riera family owns Metalarte. In the 1960s, the company began producing a Modern line of lighting alongside its historicist turned-brass models. The 1975 Calder halogen swivel table lamp by Enric Franch was an exception to a return to conservative production. Read More →

Tizio Lamp by Richard Sapper

The halogen bulb is the first new invention to completely transform the lighting industry since Thomas Alva Edison succeeded in creating the incandescent lamp by successfully making a loop of carbonized cotton thread glow in a vacuum for 40 hours.Read More →

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In 1938, Castiglioni and his brother Pier Giacomo Castiglioni set up a studio with Luigi Caccia Dominioni, which closed in 1940. Read More →

Jean Boris Lacroix Pair of Table Lamps Model 316, Designed 1958, for Luminalite

Boris-Jean Lacroix (1902-1984) was a French Lighting Designer born in Paris. Biography Lacroix was aRead More →

National Railway Station Restaurant, Vienna X, Josef Pohl

Josef Pohl (1894 – 1975) was a Czech lighting designer. He designed the 1929 precursor of the adjustable lamp. Gerd Balzer produced his model. As part of its Kamden collection, Korting und Mathieson created a similar lamp. Pohl and others at the Bauhaus also executed the prototype adjustable wall lamp illustrated in Staaliches Bauhaus, Weimar and produced by Jucker. In 1932, Balzer and Pohl were given the task of coordinating Bauhaus students’ work, which culminated in a competition for conference and furniture design.Read More →

He was an engineer at Tompson before setting up the small electrical firm Perfรฉcla (Perfectionnement de Iโ€™Ecla), regularly working with architects and designers, including Pierre Chareau, and Andrรฉ Lurcat, Renรฉ Herbst, and architect Robert Mallet-Stevens. For the latter, he produced the widely published 1929 lighting fixture designed by Francis Jourdain in the form of a suspended concave metal ring projecting rays onto the ceiling and reflecting a soft indirect light elsewhere. Read More →

Kurt Versen Table Lamp

In the 1940s and 1950s, executed many assignments from architects for flexible lighting appropriate to Modern interiors.Read More →

Walter Kantack polished table

Walter Kantack was an American Lighting Designer born in Meriden, Connecticut. He completed his studies at the Pratt Institute in New York.Read More →

Donald Desk Lamp

Arteluce Italian Lighting Firm it was one of the modest businesses that contributed to Italian design’s international success in the 1950s. READ MORERead More →

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Between 1928-30, she designed furniture for Kylmakoski; 1928โ€”37, she was a textile designer forย Friends of Finnish Handicraft. From 1952, its artistic director, 1937โ€”49, was furniture, textile, and interior designer for Stockmann, Helsinki. Read More →

Flos Lighting Manufacturer

Dino Gavina established the lighting firm Flos in 1962 to complement his furniture manufacturing at Gavina. In Merano, at first, it moved to the Brescia area. Maria Sinoncini and Cesare Cassina were directors, followed by Sergio Gandini. Read More →

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Between 1893-96, he travelled to America and worked as a mason and floor layer. He saw the work of the Chicago School, including William Le Baron Jenny, Burnham and Root, and Louis Sullivan. He settled in Vienna in 1896 and began to write and work as a designer and architect, turning away from the Vienna Sezession style and abandoning all decoration and ornamentationRead More →

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The company began manufacturing in the 1920s. Poul Henningsen’s well-known ceiling lamp for Poulsen was put in Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Tugendhat residence in Brno from 1929 to 1939.Read More →

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Lap Binazzi (b.1943) is an Italian Designer born and professionally active in Florence. Education HeRead More →

Yki Nummi 'Kuplat' Pendants for Innolux Oy, Finland

The versatile designer Yki Nummi (1925-1984) was born in China to a missionary family. He studied in Finland and after graduating from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, he was hired as a lamp designer for Orno. His most famous products are the timeless icons Modern Art table lamp and Skyflier pendant lamp.Read More →

Gibigiana Table Lamp designed by Achille Castiglioni

Castiglioni’s approach to design is characterised by wit and humour, which is portrayed here by a shape that resembles an animal or bird. The Gibigiana is a table light that may be adjusted. It includes a dimmer and produces reflected light. Read More →

He began painting on glass at a young age and worked as a stained glass artist in Munich. He worked in many workshops in Paris starting in 1919, including Jacques Gruber’s. He saw that electric illumination was nothing more than a transformation of oil lamps and candlesticks. He made his first lamps in the style of Romanesque church windows.ย Read More →

Triana Floor Lamp

Triana is a floor lamp from yesteryear. One metre tall, elegant and stately. With a sculptural body and chintz lampshade. SEE MORERead More →

Eclipse Table Lamps

Eclipse Minimalist Lighting from Lee Broom. One of four new lighting collections to be launched during Salone del Mobile (2018). Read MORERead More →

Serge Mouille

Serge Mouille was a French Lighting Designer; he was born and active in Paris. Mouille studied silversmithing, ร‰cole des Artes Appliquรฉs, Paris to 1941.Read More →