Paolo Rizzatto’s Model 265 lamp combines the pivoting arm function of a task lamp and, through its sheer size and placement on a wall, dramatically extends and directs light within the interior of a space with the use of a wall outlet and power cord. This is a similar function as seen in the design of Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni’s Arco lamp. The scale of the Model 265 lamp is formidable and will literally “loom large” on any wall where it is affixed. Similarly engaging is Model 265’s ability to recontextualize other objects within a space – unexpectedly dwarfing them. That Model 265 lamp uses a power cord and regular wall outlet affords great flexibility for placement on a wall.
The Model 265 lamp features a wall-mounted bracket, adjustable arm, and diffuser hood in painted finish steel; the arm is counter-balanced with a painted cast iron, beautifully tapered handle. 80” power cord plugs into a standard outlet. Model 265 is available in two finishes – black or white.
Paolo Rizzatto graduated from Politecnico di Milano University in 1965 with a degree in architecture.Not long after, he established Luceplan in 1978 with Riccardo Sarfatti. In addition to his architecture and design work, he has taught at various institutions worldwide, including Columbia University in New York, Politecnico di Milano University in Milan, Cranbrook Art Center in Detroit, Washington University in Saint Louis, Architecture Institute in Moscow, and Architects Association in Saint Petersburg.
He continues his work in Milan as a lighting designer and has become an icon in the fields of architecture, design and interior design. Paolo Rizzatto’s lighting pieces have been awarded numerous prizes, including three “Compasso d′Oro,” the Design Plus Ambiente, the Red Dot Award Design Innovations, and a Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum.
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