Paolo Rizzatto's chic industrial design for the 265 Wall Lamp uses matte painted iron and a Bauhaus influence to create something unforgettable. The slender, functional construction of the 265 Wall Lamp is designed to help you create the perfect light and atmosphere for every living space. Both the arm and reflector are adjustable and the lamp head rotates 360 degrees for complete coverage. The gorgeous tapered counterweight is the final aesthetic flourish for a stunning design. This timeless Italian designer 265 Wall Lamp would be stunning in any minimal interior; distinctive when you want a centrepiece and modestly hidden when you don't.
Of all his designs, it is in the 265 Wall Lamp that Paolo Rizzatto's architectural training is most apparent. His time spent at the prestigious Milan Polytechnic, at the peak of its fame and influence in the 1960s, is infused in each of the subtle details that make the 265 Wall Lamp. Similarly, Rizzatto's ability to design something tough and hardwearing, that appears delicate and subtle, is the sign of a talented architect. Like all of Rizzatto's designs the 265 Wall Lamp is intended to address the specific demands of the modern home and the need to use space more efficiently. If you like the 265 Wall Lamp, you might also like the Parentesi Dimmer lamp or the Potence Wall Lamp.
Born in Milan in 1941, Paulo Rizzatto came to prominence in one of the most exciting periods in Italy's design history. After graduating from Milan Polytechnic in 1965 Rizzato worked as a prominent architect before discovering a passion for lighting design. His innovative approach to metal, and his engineering skill quickly made him an in-demand designer. To capitalise on this he founded the lighting company Luceplan in 1978. Rizzatto's design practice draws heavily from the elaborate flourishes of classical Italian design, as well as emerging Scandinavian and modernist movements. This hybrid style has had a lasting impact on Italian and global design. He continues to design, teach and publish his insights into architecture and the design process.
"The entire world of mediterranean art and architecture, from the Greeks to the Italian Renaissance, has been my master. I have a direct relationship with it."
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