Acrilica 281 - Table Lamp | Oluce | JANGEORGe Interior Design
Acrilica 281 - Table Lamp | Oluce | JANGEORGe Interior Design
Acrilica 281 - Table Lamp | Oluce | JANGEORGe Interior Design
Acrilica 281 - Table Lamp | Oluce | JANGEORGe Interior Design

Acrilica 281 - Table Lamp

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Design: Joe Colombo (1962)

Technical data: Table lamp giving indirect and diffused light, lacquered steel base and Perspex diffuser.
Award: In 1964, “Acrilica” won the gold medal at the XIII Triennial in Milan

Joe Colombo‘s first project for Oluce, the only one worked on together with his brother Gianni. From then on, the two Colombo brothers clearly separated their fields: Joe left art in which he had shown interesting promise with “Nucleari”, while Gianni no longer worked in design, becoming one of the leading exponents of the kinetic, programmed movement.

The 281 model, created in 1962, was immediately nicknamed “Acrilica” due to its surprising conspicuousness and exception innovation of the significant curve made from acrylic.

Methacrylate, used for about a decade in the field of lighting, usually in thin sheets that are cut or thermoformed, found a very particular use here: its thickness and curve meant that, thanks to its conduction properties, the light from a fluorescent lamp contained within the painted steel base moved through the transparent body, eventually lighting the head in an incredible way. Due to this “magical movement”, “281” is more a work of kinetic art than a lamp.

Design: Ostuni & Forti (2019)

Floor led lamp in metal giving direct light. Reflector, base and handle in painted matt black, stem and closing disk in satin gold.

A tribute to the masters of lighting, names that have contributed to the history of design and of Oluce itself: this year the company presents the reissue of a product from the 50s by Ostuni and Forti.

The lamp 1953 designed, by Ostuni e Forti, has two models, floor and table, varying in proportion and size but identical in their design which shifts the whole lampshade section from the center to the side. A range that elegantly recalls the style of those years, such as the use of a shade in the classic cylindrical shape and the fine contrast of the satin gold – stem and shade’s interior – against the black – the exterior of the shade, the base, and the stem grip.

Decorative but with a clean, linear design, 1953 is striking in its modernity, attesting to Oluce’s instinct to create objects capable of transcending fashions and eras.