Milano2015 marble table lamp by Carlo Colombo - Photos courtesy of Fontana arts.

Milano2015 marble table lamp by Carlo Colombo – Photos courtesy of FontanaArte.

Milano2015 by architect Carlo Colombo for FontanaArte is the Carrara marble minimal table lamp that pays homage to “the city of maestros who created iconic designs”.

Milano2015 marble table lamp by Carlo Colombo

Carlo Colombo said to ArchiPanic “I chose to use marble as it has been used by Milanese design masters like Gio Colombo and Vico Magistretti. I worked on a new and contemporary feel to create a neat and simple shape that almost seems to be drawn by a child but that it is timeless as well”.

Milano2015 marble table lamp by Carlo Colombo


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Milano2015 table lamp is made of one hand-crafted thin piece of Carrara Marble. The lighting nests a LED board within its top semi-spherical shade enhancing the the veins of the marble. An in-built button controls the intensity of the light with an electronic dimmer. A satin-finish aluminium plaque runs vertically inside the body to hide the red power cable.

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The lighting is produced in limited edition, 100 certified  pieces, on the occasion of Milan Expo 2015. “Marble is a fantastic material strictly linked to Italian culture starting from Michelangelo’s art. I worked with marble inner simplicity without renounce to a more refined and statuary feel” say Carlo Colombo.

Milano2015 marble table lamp by Carlo Colombo


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FontanaArte was founded in 1932 by Luigi Fontana and Gio Ponti. The pioneer brand was the first Italian business to establish itself in the interior design sector. With Gae Aulent as art-director, the FontanaArte became a worldwide design trend setter collaborating with top Italian and international designers. Today the philosophy of Gio Ponti is more topical than ever. Indeed, it is translated into timeless objects for everyday use that outlive any hype.

Milano2015 marble table lamp by Carlo Colombo


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