Design by Giulio Iacchetti, 2008.
Tropico Bell Suspension Lamp features an inner cylindrical diffuser lamp that emits an embracing glow, highlighting an outer shade of prismatic components arranged in a contiguous pattern to form the shape of a bell. The intricacy of Tropico's shade creates a smooth sculptural presence while still maintaining an open and airy feel and recreates the vision of a tropical lantern from a far away land. Outer shade components are available in a translucent Ice or opaque Ivory finish for a reflective or absorbent quality. Optional inner filters are available to alter the color and desired ambient mood of any living space.
Note: Tropico requires assembly. Please contact us if you have any questions about the assembly instructions prior to ordering.
Tropico requires assembly. Please contact us if you have any questions about the assembly instructions prior to ordering.
Material(s): Thermoplastic resin, metal
Bulbs: 1 X 42W GX24q-4 type T4 compact fluorescent lamp (not included)
Designer: Giulio Iacchetti
Giulio Iacchetti, born in 1966, has worked in the field of industrial design since 1992. He alternates this activity with teaching at many universities and schools of design in Italy and abroad. He works as artistic director for important brands like iB rubinetterie, Ceramica Globo and Il Coccio design edition. For Corraini Edizioni he has edited the book Italianit√ , a collection of contributions on objects, symbols, odors, flavors and sounds that contribute to form the consciousness of the Italian people. The distinctive characteristics of his work are research and definition of new object typologies, like the Moscardino, the multiuse biodegradable utensil for which, in 2001, together with Matteo Ragni, he wone the Compasso d'Oro, with the object becoming part of the permanent design collection of MoMA New York. The concept and coordination of the group project Eureka Coop, for Coop Italia, brought design into the major retailing circuit and focused on the new generation of Italian design.View other products by Giulio Iacchetti
The cornerstone of Foscarini is research into forms and materials. Established in 1981 in Venice, Foscarini started out by exploring the opportunities offered by Murano glass. Over the years, the range of materials used has expanded to include glass, polyethylene, wood and aluminum, as well as patented materials such as an exclusive textured glass and Kevlar (R) or carbon fiber composite. Designers that have created for Foscarini include: Aldo Cibic, Defne Koz, Denis Santachiara, Ferruccio Laviani, Giovanni Levanti, Itamar Harari, Jozeph Forakis, Karim Rashid, Lievore Asociados, Luca Nichetto / Gianpetro Gai, Marc Sadler, Matilde Alessandra, Patricia Urquiola / Eliana Gerotto, Pietro Lissoni, Pio & Tito Tossi, Prospero Rasulo, Roberto & Ludovica Palomba, Rodolfo Dordoni, Studio Kairos, Tom Dixon, Urbinati - Ricci e Vecchiato, Valerio Bottin.View other products from Foscarini