Emiel Veranneman White Console Table and Mario Botta ‘Shogun’ Table Lamp
Emiel Veranneman, console table, white lacquered oak, Belgium, 1960s
Belgian designer Emiel Veranneman created this console in the 1960s. Four legs are paired together on each short side. This base holds up the long, rectangular top. Special feature is the design of the vertical lines, which are sloped at all places where the thickness of the wood is shown. Veranneman chose a white lacquer for this console which not only allows the eye to focus on the details of forms but also gives the monochrome look a certain sculptural, architectural appearance.
Dimensions of the table: H 75 x W 260 x D 60 in cm
Mario Botta for Artemide, 'Shogun' table lamp, metal, Italy, 1986
Mario Botta referred to lamps as “people”. He said “Shogun is a person. He has a head, body and feet, plus he has a navel.” The designer is known for his use of geometric forms throughout his designs. Also the “Shogun” table lamp convinces in shape and bicolored design. A stem with black and white stripes holds a lightbulb that is surrounded by two curved shades. The white metal shade is perforated with small, rectangular gaps that create a wonderful play of shadows. Two handles allow the user to change the shade it their angle.
Mario Botta (1943-) first attended the Art College in Milan and then studied at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice, directed by Carlo Scarpa and Giuseppe Mazzariol. He received his professional degree in 1969. Botta always committed himself in an intense architectural research and since 1996 he is involved as creator and founder of the new Academy of Architecture in Ticino.
Dimensions of the table lamp: H 58.5 x W 31.5 x D 32.5 in cm.
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