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


Horseshoe Floor Lamp by Roberto Pamio and Renato Toso, Italy 1940s

$ 4,180
  • Description
    Lamps supported by distinct legs were popular during the mid-century throughout Europe, Italy being no exception. Horseshoe models, from the Rispal-made Praying Mantis to Hans Bergström’s model for Ateljé Lyktan, are exceptional pieces in European design history.

    This rare floor lamp has an understated poetic beauty. It is balancing functionality with a sculptural, artistic appearance that could easily qualify as art. The design is essentially organic, defined by the curved walnut stand with a small hook at the end to hold the lampshade. Both in terms of aesthetics and functionality, this floor lamp is exceptional. The stand is held by the unique horseshoe-shaped base. Perhaps the most creative detail is the way in which the electric cord is incorporated into the design, running down embedded into the wood. The cord is secured in its place by small metal heads, and the switch on the body is adorned by a flower-shaped brass frame showing how much attention was paid to the smallest detail. The upholstered lampshade hangs freely, making this floor lamp the perfect source of intimate mood lighting. This lamp has many qualities that make it an ideal accent lamp, serving both a functional and a purely aesthetic role.

    Guided by the many Italian designers worked in the organic style including Gio Ponti, Ico Parisi, and Max Ingrand. Roberto Pamio and Renato Toso designed functional yet modern fixtures that were intended to brighten up and stand out in all spaces. Pamio and Toso were close collaborators and created completely new forms following developments in technology.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The shade has been reupholstered recently in a premium fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.

    21.65 in W x 47.24 in D x 66.53 in H
    55 cm Ø x 120 cm D x 169 cm H

    This lamp will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Wood, Fabric
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Brass has some marks and beautiful patina.
    Creation Date: 1940s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20210657
    Incollect Reference #: 556833
  • Dimensions
    H. 66.54 in; D. 47.24 in; Diam. 21.65 in;
    H. 169 cm; D. 120 cm; Diam. 55 cm;
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