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Fantasma Piccolo Floor Lamp

c. 1961

by Tobia + Afra Scarpa
for Flos

The Fantasma Piccolo floor lamp is a narrower version of the cocoon inspired Fantasma floor lamp by Tobia Scarpa. Sprouted in 1961, this bold, dimma­ble floor lamp contin­ues to trans­form and envi­ron­ment that surrounds it while allow­ing you to choose the right inten­sity. The diffused light illu­mi­nates the space through a white powder sprayed with a unique cocoon resin before being protected by a trans­par­ent spray finish. The Fantasma Piccolo is a func­tional piece of art that will emit a strik­ing glow without overpowering.

Tobia + Afra Scarpa

As a husband and wife team, Tobia and Afra Scarpa created interiors and furniture that embrace the materials of each design; they paid particular attention to technology and aesthetics. Tobia was born in Venice, Italy in 1935, and is the son of Carlo Scarpa. Afra Bianchin was born in Montebelluna, Italy in 1937. Both attended the University luav di Venezia, graduating with architectural degrees in 1957. Carlo worked as a glass designer for Murano glassworks from 1957-1960. Together, the Scarpas opened their own design office in Afra’s hometown in 1960. They collaborated with industrial design manufacturers throughout their careers, including work with B&B Italia, San Lorenzo Silver, Knoll International, Gavina, Cassina, Meritalia, Flos, Fabbian, and Veas. Their design work encompasses architecture, interior design, furniture, clothing, and art glass.

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