A piece of design history made in Italy. Hand, refinement and Italian material met in 1962 to create an object is still scouring the world, modern and elegant. The perfect stereometry and the simplicity of the line resolve issues much more complex response through a clear and effective. The point light directed usually placed on the ceiling, here is anchored to a base and then reinterpreting the floor lamp, which shifts its range of action in the inner part of the room, also permitting the mobility of the light source itself.
The lamp base is a rectangular white marble from Carrara (white limited edition) which houses a curved stainless steel rod which is hooked up the projector in stamped aluminum and polished. The dimmer also allows adjustment of light intensity. The inspiration comes from the lights that illuminate the city, from street lamps, allowing you to place the base in a corner and allowing the illumination of a more central area as the dining table or living room.
The author of this architect designed object is Achille Castiglioni, born in Milan in 1918 and graduated from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1944. Always similar to the experiments in the field of industrial production, often works with in brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo. Eclectic character, teaches at the Faculty of Architecture in Turin and Milan, and experience working in the field of exhibition (Triennale di Milano, Montecatini, Agip, Rai). In 1956 he founded the ADI (Industrial Design Association) and in the course of his career he won nine Golden Compasses. He died in 2002, but is still taken as an example of style and elegance and its many museums house the works: Milan Triennale, MoMA (NYC) Victoria and Alber Museum (London), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Akademie der Kunst (Berlin), Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Vienna), Arts and Crafts Museum (Zurich), Haags Gemeentemuseum (The Hague), Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid).