Franco Albini, ‘Rare “Mitragliera” floor lamp’, circa 1948, Phillips
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Franco Albini

Rare “Mitragliera” floor lamp, circa 1948

Walnut, painted aluminum, brass, painted steel
106 in
269.2 cm
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Likely executed by Arteluce, Milan, Italy. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the …

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Franco Albini
Italian, 1905–1977
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Minimal in form from concept to design, Albini’s furniture emerged from a traditional Italian craftsmanship practice. Using artisanal materials such as woven cane for the design of some of his most seminal works, such as the Margherita and Gala chairs, Albini applied a modern aesthetic to the design and construction of his products. Trained under the apprenticeship of famed Italian furniture designer Gio Ponti, Albini got his start with the design of a radio encased in glass revealing the inner mechanisms of the device. His later works developed from this tension between usability and style, and including products such as the Fiorenza, Luisa and Rocking chaise. Albini was also a celebrated architect working on important architectural projects in Italy such as the Rome Rinascente building and Milan subway stations.

Franco Albini, ‘Rare “Mitragliera” floor lamp’, circa 1948, Phillips
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Likely executed by Arteluce, Milan, Italy. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Fondazione Franco Albini.

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In the late 1930s, Franco Albini began to consider the notion of variation in his designs of "Mitragliera" floor lamps. In the genesis and evolution of the design, …

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Franco Albini
Italian, 1905–1977
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Minimal in form from concept to design, Albini’s furniture emerged from a traditional Italian craftsmanship practice. Using artisanal materials such as woven cane for the design of some of his most seminal works, such as the Margherita and Gala chairs, Albini applied a modern aesthetic to the design and construction of his products. Trained under the apprenticeship of famed Italian furniture designer Gio Ponti, Albini got his start with the design of a radio encased in glass revealing the inner mechanisms of the device. His later works developed from this tension between usability and style, and including products such as the Fiorenza, Luisa and Rocking chaise. Albini was also a celebrated architect working on important architectural projects in Italy such as the Rome Rinascente building and Milan subway stations.

Franco Albini

Rare “Mitragliera” floor lamp, circa 1948

Walnut, painted aluminum, brass, painted steel
106 in
269.2 cm
Bidding closed
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