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About the Designers
Alberto Meda Italy (1945 - )
Alberto Meda received his master in mechanical engineering at Politecnico of Milan in 1969. He has worked as a product engineering designer and consultant for: Alfa Romeo Auto, Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali, Alias, Cinelli, Colombo Design, Gaggio, Italtel Telematica, Kartell, Luceplan, Legrand, Mandarina Duck, Omron Japan, Philips, TCI, and Vitra. Meda was awarded with the "Compasso d'oro" for the Lola Lamp and Metropoli Lamp by Luceplan. In 2005, he was the Hon Royal Designer for Industry RSA London. Since 1994 MoMA NY includes in its permanent collection: "Light light" chair, "soft light" chair, "Longframe" by Alias and "On-Off" lamp by Luceplan. Meda works and lives in Milan.
Ricardo Safarti Italy (1940 - )
Riccardo Sarfatti was born in Milan on April 3rd, 1940. He got his degress in architecture at the Politecnico University in Milan in 1965; since 1968 he has been ordinary assistant lecturer at the Chair of Urbanology of the Politecnico University in Milan and since 1971 he has been lecturer in History of Architecture at the Architecture Faculty in Venice and from 1979 to 1985 in Milan. He is the son of Gina Sarfatti, founder of Arteluce, one of the masters of the Italian lighting design. Besides the university activity, Ricardo Sarfatti has worked at Arteluce from 1964 to 1978. In 1979 he founded Luceplan together with Paolo Rizzatto and Sandra Severi where he now acts as Managing Director officiating as General Manager. He is also President of companies connected to Luceplan which operate in the production and distribution fields of different geographic areas. During these years, Luceplan has imposed itself as one of the most significant companies of Italian design as far as innovation capacity and quality of proposals is concerned, receiving important international acknowledgements; three times it has been awarded the Compasso d'Oro of ADI (1981, 1989, 1994) and in 1994 it obtained the prestigious European Design Prize of the European Community. Riccardo Sarfatti has written various articles and essats published in qualified reviews and has taken part as speaker in conferences and discussions on design and lighting themes in Italy and abroad.
Paolo Rizzatto Italy (1941 - )
Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan. He took his degree in Architecture in I965 at the Milan Polytechnic. In his studio he works as a freelancer in the field of architecture, design and interior design and continues to develop his experience as interior lighting designer. His works have been published in magazines, catalogues and books in Italy and abroad. Projects by him presented at Seminars or Exhibitions of architecture and design, are included in the permanent collections of numerous Foundations and Museums: Architectural Associations in London, Milan Triennale, Wave Hill Museum Center in New York, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica in Milan, Camere con vista ad"Abitare il tempo"in Verona, "Creativitalia" in Tokio, "Halogen-20 jahre neues Licht" Durangewandte Kunst Museum in Cologne, "Capitales Europ?ennes du nouveau design" Centre Pompidou in Paris, " Tecniques Discretes" Mus?e des Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre in Paris, "Mutants Materials" at the Museum of Modern art in New York.
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|Fixture Type: Flush mount||Finish: Silver|
|Style: Modern||Number of Lights: 2|
|Bulb Type: Fluorescent; Halogen; Incandescent||Country of Manufacture: Italy|
|Damp, Dry or Wet Location Listed: Damp; Wet||ADA Compliant: Yes|
|UL Listed: Yes|
In 1978 Paolo Rizzato, Riccardo Sarfatti and Sandra Severi, who had been together at the Politecnico University in Milan, founded Luceplan, concentrating initially on the design and making of prestige interior lighting. Luceplan specialized in projects for particularly challenging and high quality situations and locations, including numerous historic buildings.
Luceplan continued to forge ahead by insisting on a clear idea of a business in which design is not "styling", that is to say not "added design", but rather the outcome of a continuous and coordinated exchange of different company functions. In the projects which Luceplan puts into production, there is a constant search for artistic simplicity as the solution to complexity.
Luceplan lighting immediately conveys a sense that they are the product of inspired, incessant research. Impervious to the dictates of fashion, these artistic strokes nevertheless reflect contemporary trends and elements. Luceplan is dedicated to promoting experimentation, innovation and technology, improved performance standards, inventiveness and beauty.
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