Ferrucio Laviani is part of a generation of young Italian designers who came to prominence in the early 90's when the Memphis movement made its mark on international design. Born in 1960, Laviani studied both architecture and design in Milan, graduating with a degree in architecture in 1986. Soon thereafter, he took part in the "12 Newcomers" Memphis collection in 1986 and the "Living on Earth" Memphis collection in 1987, launching his career with ties to the colorful and idiosyncratic design movement. Laviani went on to design whimsical, colorful furniture and objects that remind us of their exuberant and expressive mission. Laviani's Orbital Lamp of 1991, perhaps his best known design, used color-saturated biomorphic shapes for the glass shades, and an angular, tapering metal base, bringing to mind the organic emphasis and optimism of the '50s, while his Max table combines multi-use practicality with his signature curvilinear forms. Ferruccio Laviani marks the transition between his generation and those before him through his collaborations with his elders and mentors. He's worked with Kartell, Foscarini, Achille Castiglioni, and Ettore Sottsass. Along with his talented colleagues, Laviani exemplifies the best of Italian design, present and future.
|Product Type: Standard||UL Listed: Yes|
|Style: Modern||Bulb Type: Incandescent|
|Wattage per Bulb: 40 Watts (W)||Shade Included: Yes|
|Adjustable Height: Yes||Switch Type: Dimmer; Touch|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
Questions & Answers
Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp
H from CA– Verified Buyer
I purchased clear lamp. It tranceformed my boring bedroom stylish and sexy.
B from NYC– Verified Buyer
Loved it! The lamp is really bright and a great statement piece
I LOVE these lamps.
Linda from California– Verified Buyer
I purchased two of these lamps and I have to tell you that are spectacular! Just absolutely stunning! The pictures don't do them justice at all. The only concern I had with the lamps is that one of the halogen bulbs that it came with went out as soon as I put it in. I have searched high and low for the same bulb and can't find them anywhere. The feature description says I can just use a 40W candelabra bulb, so that's what I'm going to try. It didn't sound to me like it had to be halogen or be exactly what came with the lamp. If this doesn't work then I'm going to try to get ahold of the manufacturer in Italy.
martine from Lakewood Ranch, FL– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
These lamps look amazing. I am really happy with them. You can ajust the light. They are very nice. Love them.
Linda from San Francisco, CA– Verified Buyer
My bedroom is painted magenta and the glow from the Bourgie lamps is gorgeous. They are more than what I hoped for!
Thank you very much!
Ismael from California– Verified Buyer
This lamp definitely lights up the room. I can't believe the amount of light it emits. And I have to say it's absolutely beautiful.
Beautiful, shimmering source of light
Ed from Brooklyn, NY– Verified Buyer
From this lamp's good looks to its infinite range of brightnesses selectable at the switch, it's a clear winner. It can also be very easily adjusted to either of two heights, by inserting or removing four struts to raise or lower the shade vis-Ã -vis the lamp's stand. I use the taller setting & placed the lamp on a buffet, but this setting is also fine to use this as a floor lamp. Finally, I love the styling mix of Gallic antique & avant-garde modern construction & materials.
Edwin Ramos from New York
The quality of this lamp is great. I'm using it to light my living room. Will most likely buy another one.
Stelli from Omaha Nebraska
I bought this lamp thinking it would look cool in my room. When I recieved it the lam was horrible ugly and old-fashioned. Im warning youit looks great on the website but horrible in reality. If you like modern, DO NOT BUY IT!!!
Caroline Cornelius from Sarasota, FL– Verified Buyer
This lamp is perfect!!! I like the fact that you have the option of three different heights. I have this lamp on the mantle of the fireplace in my livingroom and it shows off along with giving bright light. I would recommend this lamp to all.
A creative team of world famous designers including Ferruccio Laviani, Alberto Meda and Philippe Stark, together with Kartell, have developed a special intuition through dialogue and the continual exchange of design ideas. This has served to establish a perfect equilibrium between the designers' project experience, their ability to and the demands of the company.
In its 55 years of existence, Kartell has won prestigious international awards including 9 Gold Compass awards. Today Kartell exports 75 percent of its products to 85 countries worldwide. Lasting success and a daring challenge on the market combine with the continual desire to innovate and reinvent.