Joe Colombo - Important Design London Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    'eurodomus 4' Domus, no. 512, July 1972, n.p. fig. 95 for the 'Triedro'
    Ignazia Favata, Joe Colombo Designer 1930-1971, Milan, 1988, pp. 88-89, 92 for images and drawings of the 'Topo' desk and 'Triedro' clamp lamps
    I Colombo: Joe Colombo 1930-1971 Gianni Colombo 1937-1993, exh. cat., Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, 1995, pp. 201-202, 204 for images and drawings
    Mateo Kries, Joe Colombo Inventing the Future, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2005, pp. 252-253, figs. 342-346, p. 256, fig. 352-354 for images and drawings


Pair of 'Triedro' clamp lamps, 'Topo' standard lamp, and 'Elmo' desk lamp

Painted steel, painted tubular steel, chromium-plated tubular steel, chromium-plated brass, painted aluminium, acrylic.
Each clamp lamp: 37 cm (14 5/8 in.) high
Standard lamp: 157.5 cm (62 in.) high fully extended
Desk lamp: 43 cm (16 7/8 in.) high

Manufactured by Stilnovo, Milan, and Forma & Funzione, Varese, Italy. Each 'Triedro' base impressed STILNOVO/MILANO-ITALY; 'Topo' underside embossed STILNOVO-ITALY and each joint twice with STILNOVO; 'Elmo' with manufacturer's label printed made in Italy/FORMA e FUNZIONE/Varese/Designer JOE COLOMBO/220 volt 100 watt.

£4,000 - 6,000 

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Important Design

London Auction 26 April 2018