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: Contemporary|
|Fixture Material: Other||Wattage per Bulb: 25 Watts (W)|
|Shade Included: Yes||Lifestage: Adult|
|Gender: Unisex||Eco-Friendly: Yes|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
|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.
Beautiful piece, but so-so build quality
John from Melrose, MA – Verified Buyer
The Kartell Cindy lamp looks phenomenal sitting there whether off or on. It's truly a great, functional piece of modern decor. The platinum version I got looks sharp in our living room and while the lamp shade isn't transparent the light it throws illuminates the room plenty enough to be the only source to read or watch tv comfortably by. My only reasoning for the 3 stars over 4 is the cheapness of the plastic used. This is a $350 lamp. I expected it to at least feel like a strong piece of plastic (like the ones used for a reusable water bottle). But this is more of the flimsy plastic of an iced coffee cup from a Starbucks. It's not like you're going to be moving it around, but when you take it out of the box and put it where it'll stay, you'll still know. On top of that, there is an obvious seam that runs down the side of the base. I would think there would've been a cleaner way to assemble this given the price.
Helen from Wells, ME – Verified Buyer
Love this lamp sitting on top of a black bookcase! Perfect modern look!
Love this lamp!
Marie from Alexandria, VA – Verified Buyer
Lamp gives off a nice mellow glow; looks great with modern decor.
Love this lamp
D from CT – Verified Buyer
The color is vivid and bright. Perfect for any room.
Super mod--looks great
Jessica from Boston, MA – Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
Love these lamps! I got the purple color and have them on top of a white nightstand--they make quite a statement! The bulbs take a little while to light up and they're definitely not good for reading in bed, but nice for soft light.
A pop of color
Marsha Hege from Atlanta, GA – Verified Buyer
This lamp is truly one of a kind. I ordered it in purple and it was exactly what I wanted. It's such a rich deep color that really makes the bedroom pop.
love this color-gun metal
Joey Toubba from Orinda, CA – Verified Buyer
Nice accent table/shelve lighting. Goes anywhere. Maybe the top should have somewhat of a screen to dis-fuse/or dimmer.
Great look for the money
andrea from Key West, FL – Verified Buyer
Buy it, it's a good look for the money. I have it as a bedside table lamp and it looks great.
Great decor item
Bill from Midland MI – Verified Buyer
Great design and color.
Ed M from Boston – Verified Buyer– Top 100 Reviewer
Awesome lamp. Wish it had a dimmer. That's the only downside. Otherwise great.