Suspended in the air, the Vico Magistretti Sonora Lamp has been compared to a flying saucer and a setting sun. But, it is ultimately incomparable. It is a gorgeous domed lamp crafted from glass and metal, but looking like silk. It offers both diffused and direct light and brings subtlty and grace to every room it is placed in. We chose it because of its versatility and ability to enrich any interior. We know you'll love our version becuase of its curved form and distinctive structure.
First designed in 1976, Vico Magustretti spent much of his career revising and developing the same distinctive half-sphere. He brought all of his skill as engineer and architect to achieve that distinctive organic form. Although there have been legions of imitators, the subtlty and attention to detail Magistretti brought to all of his designs is not easy to replicate. Magistretti continued to often draw from this first inspiration, but perfection is always difficult to recapture.
1920 - 2006 (Italy)
By the time Vico Magistretti was 30 he had won the Milanese Triennale, contributed to QT8 (the late-1940s experiment in social organization and urban planning) and worked as a highly respected architect in his father’s practice. Born in Milan in 1920, Magistretti’s history is permanently tied to the city of his birth and its post-war reconstruction. His willingness to blend styles and approaches, without losing a unique vision makes him one of the most distinctive figures of Italian modern design. He remains one of Italy’s most unusual designers, something particularly apparent in his industrial designs; intensely practical and always addressing the social issues he observed in Milan. Magistretti continued to research, teach, travel and design until his death in 2006.
"There is no excuse for designing ugly things. In that sense work is always conditioned, but it is born to be conditioned, a hypothetical work seems to me to be something absolutely stupid."
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