VICO MAGISTRETTI "CHIMERA" FLOOR LAMP BY ARTEMIDE
Vico Magistretti (1920-2006) was an inventive and prolific Italian product designer whose pieces were manufactured by top firms including Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, and Artemide to mention a few. Almost all of his designs were brought to market and many were best-sellers for decades (and remain available today). Proof of his amazing contribution to 20th century design can be found on Architonic, where there are over three pages devoted to his work.
The “Chimera” floor lamp was designed in 1969 and made of Opaline Methacylate (an engineered form of acrylic). Its sister table lamp remains in production but is only available in Europe. Vintage examples of “Chimera” can be found on 1stdibs in the $1,800-$2,200 range. Caviar20 continues to offer great design at great prices.
The Guardian wrote a generous and thoughtful obituary when Magistretti passed. Read it here.
Opaline Methacylate (acrylic). Very good condition.
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