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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Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Product Type: Standard||Fixture Material: Plastic|
|Number of Items Included: 1||Bulb Type: Incandescent|
|Wattage per Bulb: 40 Watts (W)||Shade Included: Yes|
|Lifestage: Adult||Gender: Unisex|
|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.
Gorgeous, Minimalist, Modern
4100 from Austin, TX – Verified Buyer
Many people would balk at the idea of spending $140 for what is essentially a small, plastic accent lamp. But this iconic piece, by world renowned plastics maker, Kartell, is worth every penny. It's sleek, unique and provides just the right amount of filtered light. Adds a nice modern touch to any space.
NORMA from Seal Beach, CA – Verified Buyer
Gift for granddaughter setting up house keeping out of state perfect size and color just plug in loved it
Perfect little lamp
Stacey from Chicago, IL – Verified Buyer
This 12" Kartell lamp provides the perfect amount of light for my foyer. Beautifully designed. I ordered in the crystal and love how the light is filtered through the shade for an ambient glow. I would highly recommend.
Take Table Lamp
Shirley B from Fort Washington, MD – Verified Buyer
This lamp is cute and the right size. I purchased it to provide a little more lighting on my kitchen counter. However, the lighting is dimmer than I expected, perhaps because the one I purchased is black. It would be much nicer if the lighting from it was a little brighter. Otherwise, it is exactly what I needed.
Andy from Chicago, IL – Verified Buyer
Love this lamp! I got it in smoke and feel that it casts a beautiful, soft, warm, atmospheric light.
maria from San Juan, PR
I loved rhe style traditional modern. Gives a geat touch to my desk
Modern, functional and fun!
Anna from Pittsburgh, PA – Verified Buyer
The Take Lamp in Smoke was exactly what my home office needed. It reflects enough light to be useful, but the design is what really makes this lamp special. I love the two different profiles, the colors to choose from are great and it's so easy to keep clean! Just dust it off and it's back to looking new!
Very Nice Ambient Light Source
Mary from Falls Church, VA – Verified Buyer
I use this as a side table lamp in a guest room. It proceeds just enough light for ready in bed or relaxing with a glass of wine. It is classic mid-century and goes with any decor.
Casts a cool light pattern on the ceiling/walls
Jonathan from Pasadena, CA
Very unique. Keep in mind that this is a very small lamp. Not really a general-purpose lamp, it's best function for mood lighting.
You light up my life!
Jimmy from New York, NY – Verified Buyer
Love the light. Goes with anything in clear, small enough to fit just about anyplace, but big enough to put out a good amount of light. Makes a great holiday gift!