Design by Ferruccio Laviani.
Made in Italy by Kartell.
This clever column table lamp from Kartell's Toobe Line is clean with an ultramodern presence.
Toobe by Ferruccio Laviani was conceived from the idea that the use of a PMMA extruded tube could, according to length, become either a floor or table lamp. Thanks to an innovative coloring technology, Toobe is the first Kartell product to be "faded" to permit a special light to be diffused within the cylinder. The handle in the lamp body makes the pole functional and easy to move. Select from five transparent color options. Also available in a floor lamp.
Lamping: 1 X 25W 120V E26(medium base) CFL lamp (not included)
Price shown includes shipping. No returns are accepted on this product.
Price shown includes shipping.
Material(s): Frame - Transparent or colored PMMA; Diffusor - Polycarbonate
Dimensions: 7.9" Dia X 21.7" H
Beautiful...So Sorry I Had to Return It
By: Nicole, Homeowner (Seattle, WA, USA)
I was looking for a modern bedside table lamp and thought the Toobe would be the perfect solution. It is stunning and the light is great (although a little bright if the person next to you is trying to sleep). Unfortunately, the two lights I ordered arrived damaged (one with a big scratch on the side and the second with a cracked rim). they were wrapped/packaged very well so I was surprised to see the scratch/cracks. Ylighting has been very responsive to my request to return both items. I will not replace them with two new Toobes since I am concerned if they broke so easily in transit that I would have similar luck with my next pair or that they would damage easily in use.
Designer: Ferruccio Laviani
Ferruccio Laviani was born in Cremona in 1960. In 1986 he graduated in architecture at the polytechnic institute in Milan. He also participated in the "12 nuovi memphis" and Memphis 87 collections and was one of the founders of the Solid group and designed part of the collection.
From 1986-1991 he was a member of the De Lucchi studio, designing for various companies such as Credito Bergamasco, Mandarina Duck, Memphis, Olivetti and Swatch. In 1991 he put on show the silverware from the Morandotti collection at the "Capitali Europee del nuovo design" (European capitals of new design) exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. 1992 He designed for Foscarini, Emmemobili, T70, Halifax, Mixel, Fontana Arte, De Padova, Flos and Molteni & C.
From 1995-1997 he implemented the photographic show relating to the book entitled "Welcome to Brazil" for the Forum Confeccoes and the "24 hours" catalogue (Sao Paulo gallery). From 1997 until today he continues to collaborate with cosmit having fit out cultural exhibitions dedicated to Gio Ponti and Vico Magistretti.View other products by Ferruccio Laviani
Founded in 1949, Kartell has been a leader in modern furniture, interior design items, and lighting for over 60 years. From its choice of cutting edge technologies, to its use of innovative and certified thermoplastic materials, the brand has revolutionized the use of plastics in modern furnishings. Their bold and charismatic designs are 100% Italian made, multifunctional, cross-sectional, easy to use, and possess an undeniable visual appeal. Colors, transparency effects, and unique shapes all define a signature Kartell product. Employing some of the most recognizable modern furniture designers of our time, Kartell is able to harmoniously blend functionality, style, durability, and modern appeal.
In its 60 years of activity, Kartell has won an enviable string of prestigious international awards, including nine Compasso d’Oro prizes (the most recent awarded to the Mobil Chest of Drawers in 1995 and the Bubble Club Sofa in 2001). In 2000, the Guggenheim Museum dubbed the Kartell Museum the "best industrial museum".View other products from Kartell