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||Number of Items Included: 1|
|Wattage per Bulb: 40 Watts (W)||Shade Included: Yes|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
Questions & Answers
Kartell Take 30" H Table Lamp with Empire Shade
NORMA from Seal Beach, CA– Verified Buyer
Gift for granddaughter setting up house keeping out of state perfect size and color
maria from San Juan, PR
I loved rhe style traditional modern. Gives a geat touch to my desk
Modern, functional and fun!
Anna from Pittsburgh, PA– Verified Buyer
The Take Lamp in Smoke was exactly what my home office needed. It reflects enough light to be useful, but the design is what really makes this lamp special. I love the two different profiles, the colors to choose from are great and it's so easy to keep clean! Just dust it off and it's back to looking new!
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Shirley B from Fort Washington, MD– Verified Buyer
This lamp is cute and the right size. I purchased it to provide a little more lighting on my kitchen counter. However, the lighting is dimmer than I expected, perhaps because the one I purchased is black. It would be much nicer if the lighting from it was a little brighter. Otherwise, it is exactly what I needed.
You light up my life!
Jimmy from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
Love the light. Goes with anything in clear, small enough to fit just about anyplace, but big enough to put out a good amount of light. Makes a great holiday gift!
Julie from Sunrise, FL– Verified Buyer
This little lamp emits a gorgeous shimmer of light giving interest and texture to the wall behind it. It's not a good reading lamp, but it lights up a room and is flat out gorgeous!
Nice table lamp
Lucie from Nevada– Verified Buyer
This is a nice table lamp. It has a very artistic look to it and the whole order with everything I ordered worked out great and I got the products quickly.
Joerg Bonarius from Hoboken, NJ– Verified Buyer
We knew it didn't have a dimmer - when we purchased - but that would be my only complaint with the lamp - as it's a bit bright.
Kathy Bado from Elkins Park, PA– Verified Buyer
This lamp is lucite so it doesn't weigh much at all, and the attached cord and switch are too heavy for such a lightweight lamp. Although there's a choice of 2 different looks, the lamp won't stay in place unless the cord is close to (or hanging off) the end of a table/shelf, and that will determine the look you end up with.
Ed from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer– Top 50 Reviewer
This is a cute little lamp. I got it in clear. It definitely could use a dimmer and I plugged it in to a Lutron dimmer. Otherwise it was too bright. Kind of sparkles like a candle. I have mine on a bookcase.
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.