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Fornasetti Modern Table Lamp Cammei

Italian Design

Cylindrical gilt brass lamp with red cameo decoration on a beige background by the Milanese designer Piero Fornasetti.
The original paper label of the artist is still visible on the bottom.
Lampshade not supplied

Period 20th centuryHeight 14.96 inDiametro 3.93 inCOD EMI 244 Categories , Tags , , ,


The use of the architectural past is highly reminiscent of Piranesi’s fantastic architecture; like Piranesi, Fornasetti cultivates a philological rigour of the representation of vestiges of the past which, through the precision with which it is carried out, tranforms into its opposite. Like Piranesi’s ruins. Fornasetti’s reconstruction do not so much evoke the past, as seem to be a “memory of the future” of a world that has never been and may never be.The “pure” decoration, as defined by Gio Ponti, is at the service of what is perhaps most characteristic in Fornasetti’s objects, and ensures that they do not relate only to a fad or a historical period; that is their poetic chatacter. B.Fornasetti

Technical Details

Materials Brass, paperColor Gold, red, beigePeriod 20th centuryCreatore Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)Origin ItalyConditions Excellent conditions, wear consistent with age and use
Height 14.96 inDiametro 3.93 in

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