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Icon: Acrilica lamp by Joe Colombo

Posted By Daily Icon On December 16, 2008 @ 1:44 AM In Design Icons,Icons | No Comments

In his brief but brilliant career, Joe Colombo (1930-1971) produced a series of innovations which made him one of Italy’s most influential Italian product designers.
The Acrilica lamp design came about from Colombo’s work on a hotel project in Sardinia in which he utilized the perspective of a counter-ceiling to produce a particular mode of indirect lighting. It is this idea that ultimately gives birth to the Acrilica lamp which utilizes a curvature of methacrylate to diffuse light indirectly.
The Acrilica lamp is included in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Acrilica lamp, by Joe Colombo, for Oluce [1]

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