Offered by: Blend Roma
Via Margutta 55/b *Roma 00187 , Italy Call Seller


Tommaso Cimini for Lumina, Daphine floor lamp, Italy, 1980 ca.

$ 850
  • Description
    "The idea behind the creation of the Daphine lamp is as simple as effective: a pivoting diffuser, an articulated arm in two segments and an electromechanical transformer on a cylindrical base between two metal caps.
    The Daphine first “saw the light” in a small workshop in Sedriano (Milan) in 1975 thanks to the skilful hands of Tommaso Cimini, a mechanical engineering expert, and the machines he had retooled for the purpose.
    The Daphine springs from Tommaso Cimini’s design philosophy, “Lots of light, not much lamp”.
    It undoubtedly deserves the status of a ‘lighting design icon’. Over the years it has figured in the collections of the world’s main design and contemporary art museums, including the Brooklyn Museum and Judd Foundation in New York, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Neue Sammlung in Munich and the Triennale in Milan.

    A few years after the launch of the Daphine, a floor-standing version was introduced.
    Its 2-segment arm and freely adjustable head allow light to be trained where it’s needed for maximum visual comfort.
    Both segments of the arm – of different, nicely proportioned lengths – can be set at various angles. By adjusting their relative positions, and that of the diffuser, the Daphine Terra can be given a great variety of configurations to train its light in precisely the right spot.
    The bulkier cast iron base ensures perfect stability.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: steel, cast iron
    Condition: Good. fully functional
    Creation Date: 1980 ca.
    Styles / Movements: Industrial, Mid Century, Minimalist
    Dealer Reference #: LIRA0123
    Incollect Reference #: 658785
  • Dimensions
    W. 9.84 in; H. 60.63 in; D. 9.84 in;
    W. 25 cm; H. 154 cm; D. 25 cm;
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