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cappello

$260.00 USD
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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 Carrara marble base. The magnetic connection also allows the paper cap to tilt, adjusting the direction of light and giving the little lamp a gestural, anthropomorphic quality.

The marble base is a special artifact of design history; it is formed in the process of making the marble base for the iconic floor lamp designed by the Castiglioni brothers in 1962. cappello’s base will have machine marks from the process of extraction. As the marble core is an object that tells a story, we have chosen not to polish away any of these marks.

cappello is a modest tribute to Achille Castiglioni, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and Ingo Maurer, designers we admire for the way they found inspiration in everyday life to create and innovate designs that move the heart.
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