Architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni was born in Milan, where he graduated in Architecture in 1979. Responsible for the art direction of Artemide (glass collection), Cappellini (from 1979 to 1989), Fontana Arte (furniture collection), Foscarini (lamps), Minotti (since 1998) and Roda (since 2006). He designs today for various companies, including: Artemide, Cassina, Dornbracht, Driade, Emu, Ernestomeda, Fiam Italia, Flos, Flou, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Jab, MatteoGrassi, Minotti, Molteni, Moroso, Olivari, Pamar, Roda, RB Rossana, Sambonet, Serralunga, The Rug Company, Venini. DORDONI ARCHITETTI, founded in association with architects Alessandro Acerbi and Luca Zaniboni, develops projects for houses, residential complexes, industrial and commercial areas such as offices, stores and showrooms, restaurants, hotels, yachts, as well as exhibit stands of diverse commercial fields.
|Product Type: Standard||Style: Modern|
|Bulb Type: Incandescent||Bulbs Included: No|
|Shade Included: Yes||Country of Manufacture: Italy|
|Wattage per Bulb (Large Size): 40||Wattage per Bulb (Small Size): 60|
Questions & Answers
Foscarini Lumiere 17.75" H Table Lamp with Empire Shade
Michael from Monte Sereno, CA
Owning my own Design Company, I see things for more then they are. I look for the intent in a design, a purpose. I originally fell for the floor version of this lamp, The Hand Blown Shade is what had me hooked. It was the equivalent of a 5 ct flawless diamond in a plain jane setting. I then added the tall table lamp to my collection. WOW it is the whole package. I use this as my calling card, I fit one into most of the projects i complete.
Paul from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
The amber shades look amazing in our bedroom. Great match for walnut furniture. The size is perfect for a nightstand.
Quality is poor. Design is great.
Peter from England
The design of this light is lovely. I cannot fault this. However, my issue is with the quality of the light. I bought two lights at the same time in the older red colour. Both of them were bought new. One of the shades had several spot marks on it. When I complained first to the supplier (not this website) and secondly to Foscarini directly, neither wanted to know. Reply emails from Foscarini were infrequent and unhelpful. The marks on the shade are visible when the light is off. I would not accept them on a light costing a 10th the price of these ones. For this reason, I cannot recommend either this light range or Foscarini as a company. There are plenty of better manufacturers out there.
The Foscarini keynote is research, into forms and materials, as well as ideas. Established in 1981 in Venice, Foscarini started out by exploring the opportunities offered by Murano glass. The management assures brand identity and coherence by careful conservation of its Murano heritage, whilst being ever ready to consider new objectives and to exercise its rare capacity for talent scouting.
The company works with both established designers who've created new trends and with younger, emerging exponents of alternative styles and approaches. This makes for a highly original catalogue and one of the most varied in the sector. Over the years, the range of materials used has expanded to include satin-finished glass, polyethylene, wood and aluminium, as well as patented materials such as an exclusive textured glass-tissue and carbone fibre composite.