This pair of lamps were designed by Carlo Nason for Lumenform in the early 1970s. Large glass sphere. All the traditional concepts of a lamp has been radically changed.
The glass is not a shade, it’s to change the orientation of the spot light. Hardware is reduced to a slim arc, where a pliers holder allows re-positioning of the bulb. The electrical wire is from the outlet and a thin wire from the ceiling holds the lamo.
It’s a celling suspension, or a floor torchere? Some uses it as a table lamp.
The estethic result is of an ethereal lamp. The iridescence simulates a bubble of soap, reinforcing the idea of lightness.
Carlo told me the origin of the name, it’s a pun…. a lamp from Nason is a Nasona, ‘na sona. Una Sona. Sona.
This lamp had many followers, including a quasi-replica from Artemide, the miconos lamp a couple of decades later!.
Hardware. I will replace the wire and cable. Iridescence shows a few almost visible light scratches.
No dents on the mouth (easy on this lamp to find).
Please note complimentary transportation.
Carlo Nason (Designer)
OF THE PERIOD
PLACE OF ORIGIN
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Measurement is of the glass.
Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
H 18.9 in. x Dm 18.9 in.
H 48 cm x Dm 48 cm
18.9 in. (48 cm)
Set of 2