Giuseppe Ostuni for O-Luce Floor Lamp '301C' in Brass and Marble

$26,800.00 USD
$26,800.00 USD

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Giuseppe Ostuni for O-Luce, floor lamp model '301C', metal, brass, marble, Italy, 1950.

This magnificent floor lamp, model 301C, is designed by the founder of O-Luce himself: Giuseppe Ostuni, who designed this lamp in 1950 during the early years of the company's establishment. A special feature is the adjustable stem of which the height can be extended. An extremely complicated construction of rollers and springs inside the lamp bar (less than 15mm) allows this smooth height adjustment without any cable impingement. Combined with a precision joint at the base, this lamp has an almost unlimited rotating telescopic flexibility. The round solid base is executed in white marble that combines beautifully with the brass color. The white coated metal shade is adjustable as well and provides a magnificent light diffusion. Under the light bulb, a brass diffuser is installed to soften the light partition even more. In 1950, Giuseppe 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. This floor lamp is a tremendous early example of adjustable lamps designed for O-Luce, and adjustable lighting in general.

Giuseppe Ostuni (1907-1994) can be considered one of the most influential designers in modern lighting design. Born in Trieste, Italy in 1907, Giuseppe and his older brother Angelo Ostuni (1904-1981) grew up in turbulent times; in 1915 Italy declared war on the Habsburg Empire during the First World War. Only a few years later in 1922, Benito Mussolini became head of the Italian government and began to establish his fascist regime that would last till 1943. During the last year of the Second World War, Giuseppe Ostuni and his family lived with his brother Angelo in Milan. There, Giuseppe started to repair lampshades that had been damaged during the war. New lampshades were made with limited resources, all by hand, due to the lack of available materials. As an autodidact, he designed modern and convenient lighting through intense study and ‘learning by doing’. Soon after, Giuseppe set up his own workshop in 1947, and in 1948 he officially registered his company ‘O-LUCE’. Together with his brother Angelo, who made a great part of the lighting drawings, he worked on numerous designs and worked together with leading designers as Franco Buzzi, Tito Angoli, Joe Colombo, Marco Zanuso and more.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Giuseppe Ostuni (Designer) O-Luce (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1950
  • dimensions Height 185 cm Width 65 cm Depth 34 cm
  • dimensions Height 72.84 in. Width 25.6 in. Depth 13.39 in.
  • material Brass Marble Metal
  • origin Italy
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 45002079