Design by Alberto Meda, Riccardo Sarfatti and Paolo Rizzatto, 1992.
Meda, Rizzatto and Sarfatti took a second look at ceiling lamps, as neglected as they are widespread, in search of an intelligent, elegant solution. Adopting a sober approach, they opted for a die-cast aluminum frame containing an easily assembled and inspectable diffuser. Modular, impermeable, designed to hold various light sources, the Metropoli system received the Compasso d'Oro award in 1994.
Metropoli D20/56 for indoors features a die-cast aluminum lamp with a diffuser made of prismatic glass or opal polycarbonate (available only for fluorescent version), and provides a pleasant continuity of form between the interior and exterior of constructions.
Painted aluminum finish in photo is available as special order only.
Material(s): Aluminum, polycarbonate, glass
Dimensions: 22" D X 6" H
Bulbs: 3 X 100W 120V E26 medium base A19 incandescent lamps (not included) or 3 X 26W 120V G24d-3 based compact fluorescent lamps, magnetic ballast (not included) or 1 X 22W FC9T5 and 1 X 40W FC12T5 circline fluorescent lamps, electronic ballast (not included) or 3 X 26W G24q3 based compact fluorescent lamps, electronic ballast (not included)
Designer: Alberto Meda
Born in Lenno Tremezzina in the province of Como in 1945, he graduated in mechanical engineering at the Milan Polytechnic in 1969. After being the technical director of Kartell in the seventies, he dedicated himself to design, applying his experience in polyurethane resins and new materials in general. In this period he won two Compasso d'Oro awards.View other products by Alberto Meda
Designer: Riccardo SarfattiView other products by Riccardo Sarfatti
Designer: Paolo Rizzatto
Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan. He took his degree in Architecture in I965 at the Milan Polytechnic. He works as a freelancer in the field of architecture, design and interior design and continues to develop his experience as interior lighting designer. In 1978, Paolo Rizzatto founded Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti. He has designed for Arteluce, Artemide, Luceplan, Alias, Cassina, Nemo, Molteni, Knoll, Kartell, Philips, Montina, Thonet and Guzzini.View other products by Paolo Rizzatto
Luceplan was founded in 1978 by Italian architects Riccardo Sarfatti, Sandra Severi, and Paolo Rizzatto to custom design lighting fixtures for the commercial and industrial sectors in Europe. But with designs that also appealed to the residential market, Luceplan has created products with this market in mind since 1981. Merging new design and technological solutions with enduring style, quality, function, and efficiency, Luceplan products are extremely popular in Europe and have been available in the U.S. since 1978.View other products from Luceplan