VV Cinquanta Suspension
The VV Cinquanta Suspension is a sophisticated luminaire showcasing a distinctive dual-stemmed construction designed by Vittoriano Viganò for Astep. This elegant and versatile suspension light features two possible direct light sources, creating a dynamic and kinetic object that exploits the principle of equilibrium. The central pole’s equilibrium may not adhere strictly to perpendicularity to the ceiling, adding a unique touch to its design. Both the fixture and reflectors are adjustable to various positions, simultaneously offering a myriad of possibilities for both downward and upward lighting. The playful and inviting design encourages the exploration of dynamic lighting compositions. The VV Cinquanta reflectors, crafted from enameled spun aluminum, are available in the original and distinctive colors curated by Vittoriano Viganò, enhancing the luminaire’s aesthetic appeal.
Vittoriano Viganò's journey into the realm of design was deeply rooted in a creative upbringing as the son of a painter and engraver. His natural inclination towards architecture led him to graduate from the Politecnico di Milano in 1944. Upon establishing his studio, Viganò forged a close collaboration with his friend Gino Sarfatti, initially serving as an advisor and later assuming the role of Art Director at Arteluce, the company founded by Sarfatti. Noteworthy achievements during this period include the design of the flagship store in Via della Spiga, Milan, and significant contributions to Arteluce, particularly the iconic VV Cinquanta family of luminaires featuring metal cones projecting ambient light along articulated arms.
For Vittoriano Viganò, all design practices shared common ground—they served as vehicles for human development and embodied a social commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all. His multidisciplinary talent traversed various scales, ranging from industrial design to architecture and interior design to urban planning. Globally acclaimed as the foremost Italian exponent of the 'Brutalism' movement, Viganò's work resonates internationally and is unanimously recognized by critics for its profound impact on the design landscape.
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