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Mario Botta for Artemide Bicolor ‘Shogun’ Table Lamp

Sale price$3,850.00

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) was born in the south of Switzerland. After attending the Art College in Milan, he then continued his studies at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice where he studied under Carlo Scarpa and Giuseppe Mazzariol until 1969. During his studies he also got to know Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn. Botta’s own studio focusses since 1970 onwards on public buildings as well as private projects and furniture design. In 1983, Botta got nominated as a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne and since then enjoys teaching next to his practice as a designer and architect.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Artemide (Manufacturer) Mario Botta (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1980s
  • dimensions Height 22.84 in. Width 13 in. Depth 12.41 in.
  • dimensions Height 58 cm Width 33 cm Depth 31.5 cm
  • material Metal
  • origin Italy
  • period 1980-1989
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50108727