Franco Albini and Franca Helg - Design New York Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private collection, Turin

  • Literature

    "Arteluce," Domus, no. 411, February 1964, n.p.
    Giampiero Bosoni and Federico Bucci, Il design e gli interni di Franco Albini, Milan, 2016, p. 119 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Collaborators Franco Albini and Franca Helg designed the present model ceiling light for Arteluce in the early 1960s. The pair designed a number of light fixtures with the same partially-painted shades, including a wall light and a two-armed ceiling light. This motif is colloquially referred to as Ochetta, meaning goose, in reference to the shape of the shade and the connecting bent metal rod.


Pair of ceiling lights, model no. 2043

circa 1964
Painted metal, partially-painted glass.
Each: 28 in. (71.1 cm) drop, 30 in. (76.2 cm) diameter
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy. One canopy with manufacturer's paper label.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $18,900

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New York Auction 7 December 2021