Product description

Technical information:
Birch wood column with nickel or bronze base.
2 lampshade options:
M1 (stitched beige cardboard; natural, red-amber or black ribbon and terracotta, mustard or green Raw Color ribbon and white linen)
M2 (beige parchment)
Stabilizing base with nickel or bronze base (optional).
Dimmer included.
Recommended light sources (dimmable):
LED bulb: 10 W
Compact fluorescent: 11 W
Incandescent: Max. 100 W
E27 - E26 (Max. hgt. 115 mm / 4.5")

Product family

Concept

At a time when international preferences were leaning towards lamps with metal shafts and dichroic halogen bulbs (in other words, cool beam and touch), the Básica lamp sought to champion other, warmer alternatives. A wooden column, held up by a heavy metal base with the same diameter, supports a range of shades in different shapes and colours. Although the lamp balances well in this format, an optional, wider base may be placed underneath.

The Básica lamp heralded a revival of natural materials, such as wood, stitched cardboard or ribbons, and provided Santa & Cole with a springboard for international expansion, generating an alternative current in Europe that challenged prevalent tastes. A more familiar, craftsman-like and gentle form of modernity was being advocated.