Superstudio Gherpe Table Lamp - Poltronova
Color: Red White
Material: Perspex®, polished steel
Dimensions: W 53 x D 31 x H 38 cm
Availability: 2 weeks
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The Gherpe table lamp does not belong to the traditional typologies of luminaires placed on a surface, due to its shape like the shell of a sea creature, and its use of an industrial material like methacrylate. It represents one of the first examples of an interactive light object, which thanks to its relationship with the user is able to change tone: from white light for lighting, to colored light to modify the emotional perception of an area.
Hot-formed, laser-cut Perspex®, polished steel plates and fittings
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Founded in 1957, the Poltronova company was born from the enthusiastic meeting between Ettore Sottsass and Sergio Cammilli. At that time, many Italian manufacturing companies were passionate about anti-design, which was fashionable.
But no one will do it with as much passion as Poltronova.
Coming from the art world, Sergio Cammilli wanted to renovate the design of the habitat and found in Sottsass an ideal ally who became, from the start, its artistic director.
Poltronova defines itself above all as a place of research and experimentation on materials, forms and new languages.
During its early years, Poltronova designed modern furniture, close to the Scandinavian style. But Sergio Cammilli and Ettore Sottsass want something more daring. Their proximity to Florence ensures them proximity to the new guard of art students in the city. Very quickly inspired by the nonconformists Superstudio and Archizoom, Cammilli and Sottsass offered them to produce collections for Poltronova. They also ask Archizoom to conceive the design of the new factory and to schedule events at the head office (poetry readings or even meditation workshops led by the poet Allen Ginsberg). Receptacle of radical trends, this visionary company quickly became an important point of reference in the landscape of Italian creation.
Under the artistic direction of Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova's head office has become "the place to be" for the avant-garde and its experiments.
The greatest talents of the time were supported there, sharing their ideas of deconstructing bourgeois housing in order to lead a new lifestyle, colorful and far from conformist thought.
Andrea Banzi describes Poltronova as a “Radical factory” which assembles “a catalog of Italian design” through its collaborations with architects like Gae Aulenti, Archizoom, Superstudio, DDL (De Pas D'Urbino & Lomazzi), Paolo Portoghesi, Angelo Mangiarotti etc. ...
Ettore Sottsass used to say: “the furniture I designed for Poltronova is not intended for happy and satisfied bourgeois families, but for those who are aware of the disaster of existence”.
Poltronova helped change the history of design and was propelled to the forefront of the international scene as one of the most avant-garde furniture companies in 20th century Italy.
In 2000, with the help of Ettore Sottsass, Roberta Meloni became the owner of the brand and decided to find the original essence of Poltronova, according to her lost in the 1980s with a new team more focused on the industrial turn and profits. .
In 2005, Roberta Meloni went back to the archives and founded the Centro Studio Poltronova: a research center for students and historians, but also a center for exhibitions and publications, and resumed producing the iconic objects from her heterogeneous catalog. .
According to Roberta Meloni, “What is Poltronova if not a collection of extremely visionary objects, ahead of their time, aggressively unconventional, full of sensuality? They were born away from the desire to be creative, opposed to the idea of designing something practical. For example, the Superonda sofa, I Mobili Grigi (including the Ultrafragola mirror), and the Safari sofa were not accepted at the time of their conception and for many years only a few rare examples were produced.
Today, in a world where the need for personal space is more pressing than ever, the intensity and meaning of these pieces are finally appreciated. The freedom to exist without inhibition is ultimately a timeless and widespread concept ”.
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