The Achille Castiglioni Cone Pendant Lamp takes its name from the two parallel cones, one narrow and the other broad, that form the structure and shade of the lamp. In the context of Castiglioni's experiments with form, the Cone may seem conservative, but the symmetrical shape maximises illumination whilst minimising the space needed. The design of the Cone Lamp worships the ideal of formal balance. The two cones meet at their narrowest point and the elongated base is both a gorgeous feature and source to reflect light. The Cone Lamp addresses the frustrating issue of unpleasant wiring and long cords on ceiling lamps, so our Castiglioni Cone Pendant Lamp would brighten any minimal and space-conscious interior.
Castiglioni was obsessed with function and improving how the objects he interacted with functioned. The improved operation of the Cone Lamp comes from using the larger base as a means to reflect light and in partially concealing the wiring. The design of the lamp is also connected to developments in tubular metalwork technology and the influence of Bauhaus designers embracing this technology. Some of Castiglioni's well-known designs also include Parentesi Dimmer Lamp, Arco Lamp, Splugen Brau Pendel Lamp and Taraxacum S2 Pendant Lamp.
Achille 1918-2002 (Italy) - Pier Giacomo 1913-1968 (Italy)
Since 1940, Archille had dedicated himself to experimenting on industrial products with his brothers Livio (1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo. They focused on Urban Planning, Architecture and Design and worked towards developing a process of integral design. This meant considering how each component within the process would work in conjunction with one another, from the materials through to production.
"There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time"
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