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Rare Angelo Ostuni for O-Luce Floor Lamp with Ocher Yellow Shade

Sale price$9,750.00

Angelo Ostuni for O-Luce, floor lamp, model '312 V2', Carrara marble, brass, coated aluminum, Italy, 1949

This floor lamp is designed by the influential designer in the field of lighting design Angelo Ostuni 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 designed model. Not only is this lamp aesthetically pleasing, it is clearly designed to provide a light source to adjust to one's own requirement. O-Luce manufactured an extremely complicated construction of rollers and springs inside the lamp bar (less than 15mm circumference) which allowed a smooth height adjustment without any cable impingement. Combined with a precision ball joint at the base, this lamp has an almost unlimited rotating telescopic flexibility. In addition, the cone-shaped aluminum shade coated in ocher yellow can be rotated to change the direction of the light partition. 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.

Please note that this item is in good, used condition. It shows some signs of age and wear appropriate for its age.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Angelo Ostuni (Designer) O-Luce (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1949
  • dimensions Height 138 cm Width 28 cm Depth 50 cm
  • dimensions Height 54.34 in. Width 11.03 in. Depth 19.69 in.
  • material Aluminum Brass Carrara Marble
  • origin Italy
  • period 1940-1949
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50114427