This pair of modern style lamps looks straight out of the space age with clean lines reminiscent of the work of Ennio Chiggio and the creative use of plastics in Gianfranco Frattini's designs. The 1970's was the peak of Italian modern fashion and design with many creating these hyper-modern pieces which more closely resemble pieces of art than simple clocks or lamps.
Made of a dense plastic moulded in to cylinders and cut with slots for the light to escape from the front, back, and open at the top.
The larger lamp is one single cylinder of heavy plastic with gold accents on the front and a battery operated clock with brass hands. Clock keeps time and can easily be changed out if it ever stops working. Light bulb is accessed by unscrewing the single screw at the back which holds the tower on to the base. This lamp has a brass rotating switch on the front of it to turn it on and off. Excellent condition with only very minor scratches in the ivory colour paint.
The smaller lamp is made of two pieces cut from a heavy plastic cylinder and is assembled with screws holding the pieces away from each other so they slightly overlap so there is some play to the two parts and they will move around a bit if touched. In very good condition with slightly more scratches in the ivory paint as pictured.
Own a unique piece of 1970's design built for a world of flying cars and holograms we're still waiting on to this day!