Key facts

Product:
Base Ghisa
Family:
Base Ghisa
Manufacturer:
Azucena >
Designer:
Luigi Caccia Dominioni >
Architonic ID:
1572290
Country:
Italy
Launched:
1953
Manufacturer groups :
Interior lighting-Table lights >
Groups:
Interior lighting-Table lights >

Concept

The Base Ghisa, cast-iron lamp is one of Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s most minimalist designs. Even the name of this table lamp highlights the very essence of the object, cast iron being a fundamental architectural element. This unassuming, domestic object has immense presence despite its relatively small size. Another interesting fact is that “ghisa” in Caccia Dominioni’s home city of Milan was an affectionate nickname for policemen whose dark helmets looked solid and iron clad. The abstract geometry of the design is all about function. From the sturdy base upwards, the tilts and gradients of the lamp allow the structure to appear to float in gravity-defying equilibrium.