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.
|Fixture Type: Bowl pendant||Style: Contemporary|
|UL Listed: Yes||Shade Color: 1: Black|
|Shade Color: 2: Blue||Shade Color: 3: Orange|
|Shade Color: 4: Red||Shade Color: 5: White|
|Finish: Bronze||Bulb Type: Incandescent|
|Number of Lights: 1||Country of Manufacture: Italy|
Questions & Answers
Kartell FL/Y Suspension Lamp
Beautiful but fragile
Suzanne from Brockton, MA– Verified Buyer
This lamp is so cool. Only problem is it is breakable and meltable. Just be careful and it should be fine.
Heidi from Roswell, GA– Verified Buyer
Exactly what I was expecting..... Not sure why other reviewers had issues with scratches and packaging. Fortunately, I didn't have that issue. Mine was shipped in the original packaging safe and sound! I ordered the white one and I can't wait to hang it in my new home office.
Shannan Marklew from Canada
I purchased this light in the cobalt colour and talk about gorgeous :). Only downside was the packaging on arrival. The box was very thin, very damaged and the tape wasn't even secure. Thankfully the light was in perfect condition.
Love This Lamp!
Renee from Henderson, NV– Verified Buyer
Love my new orange pendant lamp!!! It will look soooo good over my Saarinen Oval Tulip Dining Table. I can't wait to hang it!!!
Wasnt what I had expected....
Anonymous from New York
Wasn't what I had expected...... 1st one received was crack at top center (hole for the suspension wire). A 2nd pendant came and had it hung over our dinner table. Once in place I had removed the plastic protector cover. The entire shade was covered in scratches. These scratches are very visible and was a little disappointed on the quality.
Scratches way too easy
S from P
I LOVE this light. I had been eyeing for ages and was so excited when I finally broke down and ordered it. The only problem is the plastic scratched after cleaning with a damp paper towel. Total bummer. I will you a soft cloth in the future.
This lamp replaced a 12-light brass candleabra....
paula from Baltimore, MD– Verified Buyer
and dramatically changed the entire dining space. Even though the rest of the room is an eclectic, not so modern collection, the light offers a simple and clean focus.
Fits perfectly in my dining room
Pat from Montreal, Canada– Verified Buyer
I felt in love with that lamp when I was on vacation in Europe and was just disappointed to see who much they sell it here in Canada (over 400$).Everything went well ([...], installation, etc.).For those who like a pure design object, that lamp is just perfect. In black (I can't say for other color versions), we get superb bulb reflections. that's add to the visual value of the lamp.
JJ from Phoenix, AZ– Verified Buyer
It looks bigger than I expected it to, but that's not a bad things...I got the yellow one, and it is super fly!
Anonymous from New York– Verified Buyer
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.