Angelo Brotto for Esperia Floor Lamp in Metal, Opaline Glass and Cane
Angelo Brotto for Esperia, floor lamp, matted glass, coated aluminum, brass, coated steel, cane, Italy, 1960s
This floor lamp is designed by Angelo Brotto for Murano glassmaker Esperia around the sixties. With regard to its essential form, material use, and innovative assembly, this floor lamp is a quintessentially Italian mid-century piece of furniture. A tripod-construction comprised of three tubular rods positioned diagonally are hold together by cane wire. A globe-shaped lampshade in white matted glass is surrounded by a semi-circular, red-coated aluminum shade, resting in the middle of the constellation. The direction of the light can be altered by adjusting the angle of the sphere.
Angelo Brotto (1914-2002) is a Venetian designer and artist renowned for his work with glass and for designing lighting objects. In 1941, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately hired him to create frescoes in Montenegro. He produced works in Venice in the late 1940s for Peggy Guggenheim's collection. In the 1960s and 1970s, Brotto worked with the Murano glassmaker Esperia, and it was during this time that he flourished as a lighting designer. Particularly his lamps, which deviated from Murano's established glassmaking practices and captured the sensibility of the period while doing so, won immediate praise with its provocative and artistic modern compositions. He received numerous design and artistic honors throughout his career, including ones in Bergamo, Cremona, Suzzara, and Verona as well as at the inaugural Rome Exhibition of Engravings. He took part in various biennials, and a number of exhibits have included his works. Angelo Brotto passed away in 2002.
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