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Tito Agnoli for O-Luce 'Cornalux' Desk Lights

Sale price$2,200.00

Tito Agnoli for O-Luce, desk lights 'Cornalux', metal, Italy, 1964.

Modern table lamps designed by Tito Agnoli. The light bulb has a reflector inside and the frame is made of steel which gives the lamp its minimalistic look. A very versatile design thanks to the fixing system that can be secured to several tables, but also to pieces such as cabinets and cases.

Tito Agnoli (1931-2012), whose full name is Giovanni Battista Agnoli, is considered one of the most important Italian designers of modern lighting. Agnoli was born in 1931 in Lima, two years after his parents emigrated to Peru in 1929 due to the political situation in Italy where Mussolini's fascistic regime was on the rise. After WWII, Agnoli came to Milan in 1947 and started to take art lessons and enrolled into the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. The mid-century tendency in the art world, with surrealism and abstract expressionism thriving, didn't suit Agnoli's realism. A year later he began to study engineering and architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. During his career, Agnoli worked as an assistant for Gio Ponti and Carlo De Carli. From the fifties onwards, Tito Agnoli, who was still very young, created a series of ambitious creative design projects for O-Luce, Arflex, Poltrona Frau, Matteo Grassi, etc. He has been nominated for the Compasso d’Oro several times during his career. Nowadays, some of his designs are part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York.  

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator O-Luce (Manufacturer) Tito Agnoli (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1964
  • dimensions Height 27.56 in. Width 6.7 in. Depth 4.73 in.
  • dimensions Height 70 cm Width 17 cm Depth 12 cm
  • material Metal
  • origin Italy
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45011396