September 24, 2014

SPIDER Floor Standing Lamp

Modern Design Classic. Does anyone remember Joe Colombo? He was one of Italy's greatest industrial designers during the 1960s. He passed away at a very young age so his work is often overlooked. Take for example this streamlined Spider Floor Lamp. A beautiful minimalist floor reading lamp that is still in production. In 1967 Spider won the Compasso d'Oro award. It is part of the permanent collections of the Milan Triennale, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Kunstmuseum of Düsseldorf and the "Neue Sammlung" Museum in Munich. In 1972 it went on show at the "Italy: The New Domestic Landscape" exhibition in New York.