Claritas Floor Lamp
Originally designed for Angelo Lelli’s Arredoluce, the Clarita’s floor lamp designed by Vico Magistretti and Mario Tedeschi in 1946 is back in production thanks to Nemo lighting. Claritas’ extraordinary form made primarily of bent metal tubes painted black and an aluminum diffuser painted black with a white reflective interior, is a striking focal point for any interior. Illumination is provided by a 150 watt e25 bulb dimmable by a simple on and off switch placed on the cord.Vico Magistretti was born in Milan in 1920 and later graduated from the Politecnico di Milano University in 1945. Known as an industrial designer, architect, and furniture designer, he designed for such companies as Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Fontana Arte and Oluce. throughout his long career, he received many awards, among which: the Gold Medal at the 1951 Triennale, the Grand Prix at the 1954 Triennale, two Compasso d’Oro awards in the years 1967 and 1979 as well as the Gold Medal of the Chartered Society of Industrial Artists & Designers in 1986
Mario Tedeschi was also born in Milan in 1920 and graduated Politecnico di Milano University. He worked as an architect for the diocese of Milan designing numerous churches in or around Milan. In 1948 he joined the staff at Domus under the editorial leadership of Gio Ponti.
The pair joined forces in the post-war era to create the Clarita’s floor lamp, which was presented at the VIII Triennale in Milano at ‘Fede Cheti’ in 1947 conceived as a symbol of a turning point in the Italian military industrial production which was beginning to produce civil and industrial products.
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