Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Franco Albini, Franca Helg & Antonio Piva "AM/AS" Table Lamp, Italy 1960s

$ 4,180
  • Description
    Minimal in form from concept to design, this historical lamp emerged from a traditional Italian craftsmanship practice. Using modern, artisanal materials for the design the designers applied a modern aesthetic to the design and construction of this model.

    Many Italian designers’ later works developed from a tension between usability and style, resulting in outstanding pieces like this table lamp. Like Albini, Franca Helg and Antonio Piva were also celebrated architects working on important architectural projects in Italy. Helg and Albini were even awarded the Compasso d'Oro in 1964. Antonio Piva designed, among other things, numerous museums in Italy and abroad. He worked on many designs with Franca Helg and Franco Albini at the Albini-Helg-Piva Studio. This large model has a truly impressive designer trio behind it, which is clearly visible in its every detail. The architectural precision and trademark Italian elegance can be traced throughout the chromed metal body with clean rectangular elements. Essentially, the lamp is composed of a T-shaped base and a curved neck supporting a frosted glass shade. The round shape of the shade counterbalances the frame’s lines beautifully, injecting modern architecture into the design.

    The lighting company, Sirrah, was founded in Imola in 1968. The company is named after a star in the Andromeda constellation. Their first lamps of the company were a design by the Albini-Helg-Piva trio. Industrial production began while maintaining the artisan characteristics of the products unaltered: refinement and extreme attention to detail.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

    12.2 in W x 15.35 in D x 21.25 in H
    31 cm W x 39 cm D x 54 cm H

    Gramigna, Directory 1950-1980, Milan 2001, p. 304; Sirrah, p. 5/3 (AS1C).

    This lamp will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Metal, Glass
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20231674
    Incollect Reference #: 644240
  • Dimensions
    W. 12.2 in; H. 21.26 in; D. 15.35 in;
    W. 31 cm; H. 54 cm; D. 39 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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