Offered by: AtKris Studio
Dreef 22 Haaften 4175 AH , Netherlands Call Seller 31657840458


Tamburo Floor Lamp in Lacquered Metal by Tobia Scarpa for Flos, Italy 1970s

Sold Sold
  • Description
    Tobia Scarpa is an almost mythical figure in the world of design. He has been responsible for a wide range of design objects that he designed albeit often together with his wife Arfa. The vast majority of those designs are recorded in the annals of Italian design history. It is therefore almost inevitable that Italian lighting manufacturer Flos has called on the genius Scarpa several times throughout his career. DesignThis lamp called Tamburo is a typical example of his extraordinary class and avant-garde vision. Tamburo or drum in Italian refers to the round abstract shape of the lamp and it is positioned at an angle of sixty degrees on the so-called stem. On both sides a green ring is fixed to the green frame with allen bolts. The result is futuristic but also fits in very well with the Memphis aesthetic. Bold and challenging the status quo. There is a plastic matted hood on the front that is held in place by the dark green ring. The glass covers the shutters at the back of the lamp. Both the plastic cover and the glass with the shutters behind it can be exchanged. The triangular “stem” or base is attached to a metal frame with three bolts and is attached to a stone base. Given the Tamburo's original function as garden lighting, this base is necessary to ensure stability.We see the Flos logo on the beautiful neck of the lamp. Its extraordinary design and the original green paint with the dark green rings elevate this lamp to the qualities of a conversation piece. ConditionThe condition of this item is good, with natural signs of wear that one would expect from an object of this age. Scratches and color differences are part of this.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Metal, Glass
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 834
    Incollect Reference #: 699270
  • Dimensions
    W. 13.78 in; H. 62.99 in; D. 13.78 in;
    W. 35 cm; H. 160 cm; D. 35 cm;
Message from Seller:

AtKris Studio has a passion for 20th century design and searches for the inspiring stories hidden behind a piece of furniture. Ranging from an Art Deco bar cabinet from the 1920s, or a Danish Design coffee table by Nanna Ditzel, to an iconic Italian Gio Ponti desk.

Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.