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$260.00 USD
cappello is lit by LED and shaded by a paper “cap” or “cappello” in Italian. A simple magnetic connection allows the paper cap to slide to any position, along the steel wire that springs from the marble base. The magnetic connection also allows the paper cap to tilt, adjusting the direction of the light and giving the lamp a gestural anthropomorphic personality.

The marble base is a special little artifact of design history as it is formed in the process of making the marble block-shaped base for the iconic floor lamp designed by the Castiglioni brothers in 1962. The marble base of cappello will have machine marks from the process of extraction. Because the marble core is an artifact that tells a story, we have chosen not to polish away any of these marks. If you do want to remove scratches or marks from the marble base, use very fine sandpaper.

cappello is a modest tribute to Achille Castiglioni, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and Ingo Maurer, designers we admire for the heartwarming effect of their innovative designs.
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