- Volume m3 :0.4180
- Width : 69-87 cm
- Height : 57-62 cm
- Depth : 69-87 cm
- Designers :A. and P. Castiglioni
- materials :cocoon, resin
- Classic Italian design from 1960
- Excellent even diffusion of light
- Goes beautifully with the Viscontea Pendant Lamp
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Our version of the Achille Castiglioni-inspired Taraxacum S2 Pendant Lamp is a real mid-century Italian design classic, giving a sprinkling of elegance and flamboyance to any space it hangs in. Available in its seminal clean white finish, its shade allows light to pass through easily, softening and warming it in the process, creating an excellent space for entertaining. Consisting of simply a central hanging cable and the shade, it is an iconic, sculptural design favourite to this day.
THE STORY BEHIND THE ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI TARAXACUM S2 PENDANT LAMP
As with so many of their designs, including the Visconthea, the idea for the Taraxacum came out of the Castiglionis' desire to bring a more architectural, sculptural form to the lighting medium. Their experiments with more angular, geometric frames led them to create shapes and structures that had never been seen in the home before, and would become a hallmark of their work. Even now, the Taraxacum makes a real statement in any setting it hangs in, and despite being more than 50 years old, it still has the power to amaze and delight in equal measure.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
A.AND P. CASTIGLIONI
Achille 1918-2002 (Italy) - Pier Giacomo 1913-1968 (Italy)
Since 1940, Archille had dedicated himself to experimenting on industrial products with his brothers Livio (1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo. They focused on Urban Planning, Architecture and Design and worked towards developing a process of integral design. This meant considering how each component within the process would work in conjunction with one another, from the materials through to production.
"There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time."