Piece in Brief: Kuta Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti - Aesthetic Post

Piece in Brief: Kuta Table Lamp by Vico Magistretti

Kuta by Vico Magistretti

Kuta by Vico Magistretti

Kuta by Vico Magistretti

Designed in 1978, and originally manufactured by Oluce, the Kuta lamp by industrial designer Vico Magistretti is an enduring icon of Italian Modernism that is as handsome today as it surely was upon introduction.

The design consists of a white marble base, a metal stem (originally black, with the current production in chrome finish), and a hand-painted (white or black) aluminum reflector plate that offers the effect of a solar eclipse. Today, Kuta is produced by Milan-based NEMO, and is also available in a wall-mounted option.

Vico Magistretti’s work spans from high-concept architecture to untraditional, mass-produced furniture and lighting, his output includes many important design pieces of the time, and he was the first to conceive an elegant chair made from plastic, the Selene.

Vintage Kuta table lamps produced by Oluce can be found on 1stdibs, starting around $1000, Nemo’s make is available from authorized dealers, with a price around $400.

More at: NEMO
Photos: NEMO, Artnet

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