Vintage Papillona Floor Lamp by Tobia Scarpa for Flos

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Tobia Scarpa

Tobia Scarpa was the son of famous architect Carlo Scarpa. He attended the Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice and began his career designing glassworks and lamps. Scarpa and his wife Afra collaborated on many projects and would eventually work for many international companies including Knoll and Cassina. After doing glassworks he and his wife designed metal collages of steel and leather. In 1960, they opened their own office in Montebellana and began designing furniture like their famous Chair Model 917 that was manufactured by Cassina.

Many of their pieces were built on the appreciation of materials and using modern materials while still creating pieces that had comfort and elegance. Their “Bastiano” set– couch, lounge chair, tables- were designed for Gavina and later reissued by Knoll. This set became an icon of this design philosophy and became one of the best selling pieces of its time. He also designed the “Coronado” series of armchairs and the “Soriana” chair that was featured at the New Domestic Landscape show in 1972 at MOMA. Scarpa and his wife also worked in commercial architecture and interior design later on, and designed interiors for companies like Benetton clothing.

A vintage Papillona floor lamp designed by Tobia Scarpa for Flos. This beautiful lamp has an elegant minimalist design that can fit well with most decor styles. The glass diffusers are made of metallic prismatic glass, the base and diffuser supports are made of painted and die-cast aluminium. Painted, extruded aluminium-alloy stem. The ON/OFF switch is a 0-100% dimmer, located on the power cord.

Two of these lamps are available, but one is missing one metallic glass piece.

Width 10.5″ x Depth 9.75″ x Height 75.5″

Very Good Vintage

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