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Atollo Metal Table Lamp

c. 1977

by Vico Magistretti
for Oluce

Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti for Oluce, the Atollo Metal table lamp turns the classic bedside lamp on its head, using geomet­ric shapes to create a table lamp that is both deco­ra­tive and essen­tial. Atollo Metal discon­nects from the histor­i­cal period of the seven­ties to become one of the iconic designs in Italy. 

Atollo Metal is avail­able in three differ­ent sizes and finished in white, black, satin bronze, or satin gold metal.


Vico Magistretti

Italy (1920–2006)

An industrial designer, furniture designer, architect and urban planner, Vico Magistretti was born in Milan. Heavily influenced by the humanist work of his mentor, Ernesto Nathan Rogers, combined with the rebuilding needs after World War II, Magistretti built with human scale in mind. His architectural work includes his involvement in the experimental neighborhood of QT8, where he designed a round church. His product design abilities led him to collaborations with Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Fritz Hansen, Kartell and Schiffini.

Magistretti’s decades-long collaboration with Cassina was built on experimentation, idea promotion, and working directly with artisans and producers. Magistretti stated, “from the beginning…we worked together, in a way that is unique in the world…we discussed projects together from the start. I never produced finished designs…the design grew out of discussions, after looking at the technology available, the machines which the company used.” His work is still produced by Cassina to this day, including the Claritas Floor Lamp and the Maralunga 40 sofa.

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