About the Designer
Ferrucio Laviani is part of a generation of young Italian designers who came to prominence in the early 90's when the Memphis movement made its mark on international design. Born in 1960, Laviani studied both architecture and design in Milan, graduating with a degree in architecture in 1986. Soon thereafter, he took part in the "12 Newcomers" Memphis collection in 1986 and the "Living on Earth" Memphis collection in 1987, launching his career with ties to the colorful and idiosyncratic design movement. Laviani went on to design whimsical, colorful furniture and objects that remind us of their exuberant and expressive mission. Laviani's Orbital Lamp of 1991, perhaps his best known design, used color-saturated biomorphic shapes for the glass shades, and an angular, tapering metal base, bringing to mind the organic emphasis and optimism of the '50s, while his Max table combines multi-use practicality with his signature curvilinear forms. Ferruccio Laviani marks the transition between his generation and those before him through his collaborations with his elders and mentors. He's worked with Kartell, Foscarini, Achille Castiglioni, and Ettore Sottsass. Along with his talented colleagues, Laviani exemplifies the best of Italian design, present and future.
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|Product Type: Standard||Style: Modern|
|Number of Lights: 3||Bulb Type: Incandescent|
|Wattage per Bulb: 40 Watts (W)||Shade Included: Yes|
|Adjustable Height: Yes||Switch Type: Dimmer; Touch|
|Lifestage: Adult||Gender: Unisex|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy||Fixture Finish (Chrome Finish): Chrome|
|Fixture Finish (Copper Finish): Copper||Fixture Finish (Crystal Clear Finish): Clear|
|Fixture Finish (Gold, White / Gold Finish): Gold||Fixture Finish (Matte Black Finish): Black|
|Fixture Finish (Multicolored Fuchsia Finish): Fuschia||Fixture Finish (Multicolored Light Blue Finish): Light Blue|
|Fixture Finish (Multicolored Titanium Finish): Titanium||Fixture Finish (Silver Finish): Silver|
|Fixture Finish (White / Gold Finish): 1: White|
|UL Listed: Yes|
A creative team of world famous designers including Ferruccio Laviani, Alberto Meda and Philippe Stark, together with Kartell, have developed a special intuition through dialogue and the continual exchange of design ideas. This has served to establish a perfect equilibrium between the designers' project experience, their ability to and the demands of the company.
In its 55 years of existence, Kartell has won prestigious international awards including 9 Gold Compass awards. Today Kartell exports 75 percent of its products to 85 countries worldwide. Lasting success and a daring challenge on the market combine with the continual desire to innovate and reinvent.
Miffy from Chicago, IL – Verified Buyer
We finally ordered this lamp after months of trying to decide if it was "the one." Now that we've had it for a month or so, I'm happy to report we made the right decision. The lamp looks great without being lit, but when it is it casts a warm glow--and the dimmer is a great feature. I read a lot of reviews before purchasing but one thing I didn't hear anyone mention was that the top part of the lampshade has tiny "rubbed" markings, pretty much symmetrically placed. We figured it was part of the lamp's fabrication, and I called Kartell to check; the very nice sales associate told me that indeed these were part of the product: they were extrusion marks, where the piece is pulled from its mold. [...] I should add that these areas are small and not noticeable unless you're scrutinizing the top part of the lampshade! As others have commented, it is a terrific lamp and has nice heft. We really feel like it made the room in which we placed it that much more special. If you are thinking of buying this lamp, I would say go ahead and do it. The more you wait is just more time without it!
Makes a great statement!
Jannick from Hoboken, NJ – Verified Buyer
I absolutely love this Kartell lamp! Purchased 2 to use on nightstands in my bedroom. The decor in the room is a mix of modern and vintage, and these lamps fit in perfectly. They are so versatile, that you'll be able to mix them into most decor. I love the dimmer, and the fact that the switch lights up, so you can always find it in the dark. I've had them now for 2 years, and have had no issues - I haven't even had to replace a light bulb yet!
Katherine from Richmond, VA – Verified Buyer
There is not a single party that we have had where someone did not complement me on our gorgeous Bourgie lamps. We have two in our family room that has both modern and traditional decor and they look fantastic. The only negative is finding a replacement fuse for the dimmer. I have contacted Kartell and they cannot even recommend a place in the US. For that, I knock it down by a star (probably should knock of 2 stars). Beautiful lamp.
I LOVE these lamps.
Linda from California – Verified Buyer
I purchased two of these lamps and I have to tell you that are spectacular! Just absolutely stunning! The pictures don't do them justice at all. The only concern I had with the lamps is that one of the halogen bulbs that it came with went out as soon as I put it in. I have searched high and low for the same bulb and can't find them anywhere. The feature description says I can just use a 40W candelabra bulb, so that's what I'm going to try. It didn't sound to me like it had to be halogen or be exactly what came with the lamp. If this doesn't work then I'm going to try to get ahold of the manufacturer in Italy.
Aeran from Colorado – Verified Buyer
Beautiful lamp. I love the fact that I can adjust this lamp into 3 different heights with the attachments. The adjustable light dimmer is a great asset which truly puts this lamp ahead of the class when it comes to a modern eclectic look. This lamp is suitable in the bedroom, living room or foyer. The footprint is a bit large, so be wary if you have a small space.
Beth from Henrico, VA – Verified Buyer
very cool looking lamp but my children moving out have not asked to take it....guess it is my taste and not theirs
Great Lamp, and so much light!!!
Shellie from Murrieta, CA – Verified Buyer
Love these lamps. They are gorgeous in the clear and just what we needed for our new modern Living room. The light they give off is wonderful. My best purchase so far for my new room.
Most stylish lamps ever
Sofia Osborne from Belvedere Tiburon, CA – Verified Buyer
Never seen the product in person, I was a little concerned before I received the lamps (I bought two) as they are plastic. Boy was my expectation exceeded! They are absolutely beautiful and truly well made. They are the most stylish AND functional lamps I have ever encountered. Often times even the very expensive lamps are ugly and boring looking. But these really add the glamour to your room and the lights illuminate the entire space so nicely. Side note: I noticed this after I purchased them but when Jeremiah Brent furnished Rachel Zoe's home, he put these lamps in her bedroom. I loved the way he designed her home and I was happy to find out that he picked these lamps for his boss.
Tram from San francisco, CA – Verified Buyer
Love love love! This is one of those pieces that I told myself I would buy it one day and then I just so happen to find it on sale!! Just beautiful!,
Brigitte from San Diego, CA – Verified Buyer
Simply a gorgeous lamp. Work with different decor (or any decor!) I have 5 in my house and 1 that I gave away as a gift. We all like it.