A timeless contemporary light.
Every lover of modern floor lamps should know the most famous pieces in the history of design. And we are going to help you with that by introducing you to Chimera floor lamp by Vico Magistretti!
Chimaera is a fascinating vintage floor lamp from the famous Italian brand Artemide. Even her name has a magic feel: in fact, a “chimaera” is a mythical thing that is hoped for but illusory or impossible to achieve.
Photo © Artemide
Vico Magistretti, one of the most famous Italian designers of the past decade, designed this piece in 1969. At the time, the light was emitted by bulbs which have been substituted by LED sources once the product was put back in stock in 1999.
This mid-century floor lamp appears as a luminous element with voluptuous curves that comes from the modelling of a sheet of plexiglass. It seems to have no formal restrictions, but actually is the result of a precise geometric study aiming to regulate the effects of light. Part of the Masters’ Pieces collection by Artemide, it is available in the original 180 cm high version or in the Mezzachimera adaptation.
Photo © Archivio Studio Magistretti
This is all you needed to know about this beautiful bold piece, which inspired designers all over the world in the creation of the modern floor lamps we all love.
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