February 26, 2015

Modern "tOOBE" Ferruccio Laviani Kartell toobe Floor Lamp, Transparent












Kartell Toobe Floor Lamp by Ferruccio Laviani. The Toobe Floor Lamp from the eminent Italian design brand Kartell is both functional and stylish. Toobe is the first floor lamp from Kartell, designed by Ferrucio Laviani (master of the Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp). The Toobe Floor Lamp adds an elegant element of style, a contemporary twist, and a practical highlight to any room.

The Toobe Lamp design was conceived from the idea that the use of a PMMA extruded tube could, depending on its height, become either a floor or table lamp. With innovative new coloring technology Toobe is the first product from Kartell to be 'faded' to allow a special light to be diffused within the cylinder, giving a simple, modern and clean look. A handle in the lamp body makes it easy to move. Toobe comes equipped with an energy saving fluorescent light bulb, great for its eco credentials and the first Kartell lamp with an ecological heart! The Kartell Toobe lamp is part of our range of modern designer and contemporary floor lamps. A fitting choice for any stylish interior; the Toobe Floor Lamp by Kartell looks wonderful in the corner of a living room, bedroom, office or study.

Ferrucio Laviani (born 1960 in Cremona Italy) is part of a generation of young Italian designers who came to prominence in the early 90's when the Memphis movement made its mark on international design. Born in 1960, Laviani studied both architecture and design in Milan, graduating with a degree in architecture in 1986. Soon thereafter, he took part in the "12 Newcomers" Memphis collection in 1986 and the "Living on Earth" Memphis collection in 1987, launching his career with ties to the colorful and idiosyncratic design movement. Laviani went on to design whimsical, colorful furniture and objects that reminds us of its exuberant and expressive mission. Laviani's Orbital Lamp of 1991, perhaps his best known design, used color-saturated biomorhic shapes for the glass shades, and an angular, tapering metal base, bringing to mind the organic emphasis and optimism of the '50s, while his Max table combines multi-use practicality with his signature curvilinear forms. Ferruccio Laviani marks the transition between his generation and those before him through his collaborations with his elders and mentors. He's worked with Kartell, Foscarini, Achille Castiglioni, and Ettore Sottsass. Along with his talented colleagues, Laviani exemplifies the best of Italian design, present and future.

Toobe Floor Lamp by Kartell