The Aida Lamp is one of the most characteristic lamps drawn by Angelo Mangiarotti. There is a certain tension in the design that makes for an interplay with the two large volumes that are connected only by a slim stem which seems too weak to hold the larger shade. Again, Angelo Mangiarotti references the structures in his architecture that he is so famous for – slim, elegant pillars that supports large and heavy ceilings in an almost impossible lift. Of course the lamp is not fragile or out of balance, but is a beautiful and sculptural lamp that creates a soft indirect light.
Italian architect, sculptor, and designer Angelo Mangiarotti was born in Milan in 1921. Mangiarotti is quoted to have said, ”Happiness comes from honesty”. A quote that hints to his over all design approach that was rooted in the firm belief that architecture was a practical discipline – and that industrial design was an expression of fine craftsmanship. He wanted each individual material to be respected and to be used in an appropriate and honest way. Beyond his many architectural feats, Mangiarotti’s work includes a wide array of creative projects ranging from sculptures, to products and lamps. Over the course of his career, he held lecturing positions at a number of distinguished design and architecture schools in Italy and abroad, he won numerous awards in both design and architecture, and his work has been featured in many exhibitions worldwide, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Triennale Design Museum in Milan, and Gallery MA in Tokyo.
Shade Ø: 41cm
Alu, steel, plastic
Switching 230V/110V power supply
6,1W 757 lm 3.000K LED
2,5m black cord (Ø3,5mm) with dimmer