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70s Brass Table Lamp
Brass Table Lamp
Luciano Frigerio (1928 – 1999) was a man of many talents: as a jazz musician he played the piano and earned the title of „maestro compositore“ (master composer) in 1977.
But he became really famous for his sculptural objects from sideboards to beds, from tables to lamps – and even two lecterns for Pope John XXIII – which can still be seen today in the Basilica dei Santi Pietro e Paolo in Rome, positioned under the altar of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Especially his „mobili scultura“ (sculptured furniture) and „letti scultura“ (sculpture beds) with his masterful use of valuable materials like solid carved wood, brass, bronze and marble, created a totally new style, standing out from the industrial production of that era.
With these highly artistic designs he was so successful that the small family business ‚Frigerio di Desio‘ grew to a big company from the 70’s to the 90’s, with the opening of ten showrooms in the biggest Italian cities.
As well very impressive and recognizable are his sculptural desk lamps. This one has a massive brass foot with cast brass plates front and back, showing a sunset behind trees in an abstract, expressionist style (to be honest: the sunset is our own idea of description).