Angelo Ostuni for O-Luce Floor Lamp in Brass and Marble

$21,800.00 USD
$21,800.00 USD

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Angelo Ostuni for O-Luce, floor lamp, model 312/2, brass, marble, enameled aluminum, Italy, 1949.

Angelo Ostuni designed this floor lamp in 1949 which his brother Giuseppe took into production for their new established lighting design company 'O-Luce'. His first models designed between 1946 and 1948 were made in a more traditional manner to suit the taste of the Milanese upper-middle class. Ostuni's shift in his design approach is clearly displayed in the features of this early designed '312/2' model. Not only is this lamp aesthetically pleasing, it is clearly designed to provide a light source to adjust to one's own requirement. Both aluminum shades can be rotated to change the direction of the light partition. This lamp features a round white marble base from where a slender brass stem rises. Also the position of the stem can be adjusted, making this lamp even more versatile. A horizontal brass arm holds the two rotatable conical shaped shades. For this model, Ostuni used various shapes of shades. In 1950, Angelo Ostuni and his brother received international recognition for their exceptional lighting designs, mostly for the application of adjustable features in their designs which was highly innovative during that period.

Angelo Ostuni (1904-1981) was an Italian designer and the elder brother of Giuseppe Ostuni (1907-1994) who established the Italian lighting company O-Luce. Together, they collaborated on numerous of designs for O-Luce that became one of Italy's leading lighting design companies. Angelo Ostuni was born in Trieste, Italy in 1904, when the city was part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Ten years later, the First World War began. In 1915 Italy declared war on the Habsburg Empire and soon the Italian army bombed Trieste in May 1915. The Ostuni family endured some difficult times and eventually moved to Milan in 1919. Angelo enrolled into the Instituto Tecnico of Milan. From a young age, he showed a special talent for drawing. La Fiamma Verde, a monthly Italian student magazine, published a few of his drawing during the early 1920s. Later on, he would use his skills to make a great part of the lighting drawings for his brother's company. As a young adult he started working for his father's timber trading company and started to trade antiques on the side. Ostuni lived through the rise of Mussolini's fascist regime and the outbreak of the Second World War. Ninety percent of the Milanese population left the city during the war, but Angelo and his family stayed behind and founded the furniture company ‘Frangi’. In 1945, his brother Giuseppe moved in and together they started to design lighting and furniture. Even though Angelo didn't have a degree in architecture or art, with his natural talent he designed the most versatile interior projects and furniture designs.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Angelo Ostuni (Designer) O-Luce (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1949
  • dimensions Height 170 cm Width 25 cm Depth 25 cm
  • dimensions Height 66.93 in. Width 9.85 in. Depth 9.85 in.
  • material Aluminum Brass Marble
  • origin Italy
  • period 1940-1949
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 50112212