Original Modernist navy blue and white Studio Artemide Milano "Eclisse" table light
Original Modernist navy blue and white Studio Artemide Milano "Eclisse" table light designed by Vico Magistretti, vintage 1970s, the underside fully marked.
Eclisse produced in Artemide is certainly the most iconic modern antique lamp that exists. Vico Magistretti designed it in 1965 and with this project he won the "Compasso d'oro" award in 1967. Today it is an unmissable piece of made in Italy design, an expression of the space age that fits perfectly into modern homes and those in vintage style.
Size: Height 17.5 cm
Diameter 11.5 cm
Vico Magistretti (October 6, 1920 – September 19, 2006) was an Italian industrial designer, known as a furniture designer and architect. A collaborator of humanist architect Ernesto Nathan Rogers, one of Magistretti's first projects was the "poetic" round church in the experimental Milan neighborhood of QT8. He later designed mass-produced appliances and furniture for companies such as Cassina S.p.A., and won several awards, including the Gold Medal of the Chartered Society of Industrial Artists & Designers in 1986.
After graduation he worked at the firm owned by his father, Pier Giulio, with the architect Paolo Chessa.
He worked initially in urban design in Milan. In the 1950s he moved into the field of mass-produced furniture and lamps. Some became museum pieces. Among other, he worked for the following companies: Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Fritz hansen, Kartell, Schiffini.
According to The Guardian, "His first great success came with the world famous Carimate chair produced by the Cassina company. The chair was a bestseller for years and mixed rural simplicity (the straw of the seat) with urban sophistication. There were the smooth lines of the wooden supports and legs, the colour, the pop-art bright red frame and elements of Scandinavian design."