Art/ Collection/ Art Object

"Taccia" Lamp

Designer:
Achille Castiglioni (Italian, 1918–2002)
Designer:
Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (Italian, 1913–1968)
Manufacturer:
Flos S.p.A.
Date:
1962
Medium:
Enameled spun aluminum, anodized extruded nickel-plated steel, glass
Dimensions:
H. 26, W. 19-1/2 inches (66 x 49.5 cm.) Base: H. 10, Diam. 7 inches (25.4 x 17.8 cm.)
Classification:
Lighting
Credit Line:
Gift of Atelier International Lighting, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.18ab
Not on view
The base of this lamp, which recalls a truncated, fluted column, houses the bulb. Its "capital" is formed by the reflector-shade that rests atop the column, creating the misleading illusion that the light emanates from the shade rather than the base.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Century of Design, Part III: 1950–1975," November 28, 2000–April 1, 2001, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection," December 21, 2007–April 5, 2009, no catalogue.

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