Oluce "Colombo 626" Torchiere Up-Light Floor Lamp - Italian - Modern

joe colombo's 'colombo 626' by oluce - italian modern torchiere up-light lamp

joe colombo's 'colombo 626' by oluce - italian modern torchiere up-light lamp

joe colombo's 'colombo 626' by oluce - italian modern torchiere up-light lamp

joe colombo's 'colombo 626' by oluce - italian modern torchiere up-light lamp

joe colombo's 'colombo 626' by oluce - italian modern torchiere up-light lamp

joe colombo's 'colombo 626' by oluce - italian modern torchiere up-light lamp

joe colombo's 'colombo 626' by oluce - italian modern torchiere up-light lamp

joe colombo's 'colombo 626' by oluce - italian modern torchiere up-light lamp
Design Joe Colombo, 1970. Oluce "Colombo 626" Torchiere Up-Light Floor Lamp. The visionary and futuristic designer Joe Colombo designed the Colombo lamp in 1970, on the wave of the rapid diffusion of the halogen light. The design is in fact one of the first domestic lamps to use the new type of bulb. The design of the Colombo lamp – base, chrome stem and adjustable reflector – responds to the demands for clean shapes and technological functionality that go hand in hand with the concept and design of this great designer. Colombo Floor Light, designed by Joe Colombo, is available with a Black or White finish and a Chrome stem. Head adjust to direct light. One 300 watt, 120 volt T3Long R7s base halogen bulb is required, but not included. CE listed. 9.1 inch width x 15.8 inch height x 23 inch depth.  Oluce's Colombo 626 is available through Stardust Modern Design.

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Produced in several variants – floor, wall or ceiling lamp – the Colombo family of products remains, even after more than 40 years, one of the top sellers from the Oluce catalogue. Floor lamp with dimmer giving direct and indirect light, lacquered steel base, chromium-plated stem, height adjustable reflector in lacquered aluminium. In 1970, Italian designer Joe Colombo designed the first fixture using a halogen bulb. Lighting company O Luce began production of the resulting lamp one year after Colombo's untimely death, and named the piece "Colombo" in his honor. 

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Even after three decades, the lamp is an unsurpassed icon of design that is both functional and contemporary. Joe Colombo was an important figure in Milan architecture and design studies. After beginning a career as an artist in the early 1950s, he threw himself into planning, design, and research - both artistic and scientific. His designs are remarkable for their success as sculpture and/or architecture even as they employ new materials and emergent technologies. Mr. Colombo's contribution to the design world is both wide and deep. For Kartell, Colombo designed the famous Universal Chair in 1968. His "Acrylica" table lamp of 1962 cemented his reputation as one of the greatest designers of the day. 

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Between 1964-1966 he designed a family of waterproof outdoor "Fresnel" lights with a shade retained by steel clips. This was followed in 1965 by the "Spider" group, in which a single lighting fixture, designed for a special horizontal spot light, was assembled - thanks to a melamine joint - in a variety of situations (home/office) and on different supports (table/floor/wall/ceiling), thus coining the concept of a"family"of lamps.

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