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: Armed Sconces||Style: Modern|
|Shade Included: Yes||Bulb Wattage: 40 Watts (W)|
|Bulb Voltage: 120 Volts (V)||Number of Lights: 1|
|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.
Melissa from Alameda, CA – Verified Buyer
Used two of these in a bathroom and they look amazing! Must be aware of low lumens but, otherwise, great choice!
Very cool sconce.
Raquel from Washington, DC – Verified Buyer
I bought three of these sconces for a wet bar area. Gives off great lighting and has a cool retro look.
Gorgeous - but really green.
Failjolesfail from Washington DC
These came, and I was a little leery because the plastic is so...plastic. But it's Polycarb, which is tough stuff...the boxes were banged to hell and the sconces were pristine. And really, really green. I have a green accessories theme in my new bathroom, so green could be ok...but they're really green. Electrician came and installed, one on each side of the vanity mirror, and they look slick. Professional. Designer. The light is diffuse and sparkly and everything I wanted. And green. Needless to say, I'm returning these and getting the crystal colored shade. If it were anywhere else, I wouldn't, but I don't need to wake up thinking I look like a Vulcan every morning.
Elegant, diffuse light.
Failjolesfail from Washington DC
I originally bought the green version of these sconces, since the online color looked like a muted chartreuse. Not so much. I loved the way they looked, but yhey were green. Really green. And the light was also green. Which might've been ok, except I had these on either side of the bathroom mirror, where, say, one might put on makeup. AML was great about returning them, even though the clear were backordered, and I finally got the clear ones installed a few months later. They're gorgeous! The plastic does not look cheap, like I had feared, and the retro/modern folding diffuses the light. Fingerprints do stick to the nickel mounting, but it's not like you have to touch them that much - just during installation.
Gerald from Michigan – Verified Buyer
These are really great lights. They are just as shown and described on the web site. The quality is great and the size and design are perfect!
Laurie from Palm Harbor, FL – Verified Buyer
Pretty but expensive for plastic. Using in the bathroom and easy to install.