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ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI STYLE ARCO LAMP
ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI STYLE ARCO LAMP
ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI STYLE ARCO LAMP
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Total (inc VAT): £247.00
 

 

One of the classics of modern lighting design-and part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Arts -the Arco Floor Lamp is characterized by the dramatic arc of its stainless steel stem and the counterpoint provided by the weighty Carrara marble base.

Designed by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1962, the timeless Arco lamp is possibly the best selling lamp ever. It was featured in numerous films throughout the sixties and seventies, including "Diamonds are Forever" and "The Italian Job".

Inspired by the design of a street light, it cleverly provides overhead lighting without requiring ceiling suspension. The polished stainless steel shade extends eight feet beyond the base, leaving room for a dining table or sofa to sit directly beneath the light source.

Materials & features
The lamp itself is composed of a semicircular arch made of three stainless steel parts, and an adjustable shade in polished stainless steel with perforated circles for diffusing the light. The stainless steel structure ensures a durable finish that won't rust of chip over time, unlike chrome plated steel. The lamp is turned on and off by a foot switch at the base of the lamp. The marble base weighs 65kg!

 

What makes our Arco lamp different from the rest:

·        We use our own photos showing the exact product we stock (not gallery photos of the original)

·        Rectangular solid marble base  (as per original design)

·        Each natural marble base has a unique grain/pattern (as per original design)

·        Vented 2 part shade (as per original design)

·        The bottom part of the shade can be moved to direct the light  (as per original design)

·        Square profile, stainless steel telescopic stem/arc (as per original design)

·        Height adjustable shade (as per original design)

·        Lamp shade has a white gloss interior for efficient light reflection  (as per original design)

·        Foot switch on power cord (as per original design)

·        Ready wired UK 3 pin plug 

·        100w bulb supplied

 

 

This product is a reproduction of the original design by Achille Castiglioni

 

 

Dimensions
Width - 200 cm
Depth – 18 cm
Height – 250 cm

 

Materials – Stainless steel and solid marble

Bulb – 100w bulb supplied 

Achille Castiglioni (Milan, 1918-2002) was a renowned industrial designer. He was often inspired by everyday things and made use of ordinary materials. He uses the minimal amount of materials while creating forms with a maximum effect.

 

When Paola Antonelli, design curator of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, was an architecture student at Milan Polytechnic in the 1980s, one of the most popular tutors was Achille Castiglioni. For his lectures on industrial design, he would arrive with what Antonelli described as: “a large Mary Poppins-like black bag from which he would extract and line up on the table that day’s chosen pieces from his stupendous collection of found objects: toys made from beer cans that he had bought in Teheran, odd eyeglasses…. wooden stools from Aspen, Colorado… small suction cups strong enough to lift a table. These were the most effective tools of design instruction.”

 

Brandishing each object in turn Castiglioni would show his students how they worked. Antonelli recalled how at one lecture he jumped up on a table to demonstrate the ingenuity of a small wooden milking stool by miming the milking of an invisible cow. Thus he would show how an apparently humble object could constitute intelligent, inspiring design if it fulfilled its function with humour and verve by using the resources available to its designer or maker.

Castiglioni applied those criteria to his own work and urged his students to do the same. ”Start from scratch,” he told them. “Stick to common sense. Know your goals and means.” His contention was that to design a new product or to improve an existing one, the designer had a responsibility first to analyse whether it was necessary to do so and then to investigate what sort of "means", or resources such as technologies and materials, were available to develop and produce it.

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If, when your furniture arrives, and for whatever reason it is not what you expected, we will remove it and refund your money.
 

Alternatively you can exchange to a different model, colour or size.

 

Please inform us by email or phone of your decision to return or exchange your furniture within 14 days. The customer is responsible for all returns however we can arrange returns on your behalf. A collection charge of £55 will be applied plus our original cost of delivery at £25 per item. Although delivery is free to you if you decide to keep the item, we must recover these costs in the case of a return.


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1.     14 days from the day of delivery to change your mind.
If, when your furniture arrives, and for whatever reason it is not what you expected, we will remove it and refund your money. 
Alternatively you can exchange to a different model, colour or size.

Please inform us by email or phone of your decision to return or exchange your furniture within 14 days. The customer is responsible for all returns however we can arrange returns on your behalf. A collection charge of £55 will be applied plus our original cost of delivery at £25 per item. Although delivery is free to you if you decide to keep the item, we must recover these costs in the case of a return.

 

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