The Italian architect Luciano Baldessari (Rovereto, 10 December 1896 – Milano, 26 September 1982) designed the "Luminator Bernocchi" floor lamp in 1929, in the height of the Futurist Era. The idea was to create a sculpture/lamp inspired by the twirl of a ballerina, indefinable and timeless.
It was a time in history, when - for reasons strictly functional to aerodynamics - the industrial design was exclusively focused on the air- and automobile transport. This product intended to provide for the first time the opportunity for the craftsmen and artist of becoming functional to the Italian industrial production.
That’s when the concept of a lamp with the function of a metal mannequin was first developed.
The "Luminator Bernocchi" was introduced to the public for the first time in Milan, at the "Bernocchi Pavilion" at the "10th International Fashion and Textile Fair," and then at the Barcelona International Exhibition "EXPO 1929."
The patent was granted in 1931. It was manufactured by the “Luminator Italiana”, a company specialised in floor lamps and indirect lighting, established in the late 1920s.
It was later manufactured only on commission by "Luceplan" in the late 1970s.
The "Luminator" for sale here is a unique and rare piece.
It is a prototype made before the serial industrial production.
This prototype is different from the other later mass-sold "Luminator" for its continuous, seamless red spiral. The later mass-produced lamps had the red spiral divided into two pieces screwed into each other, for easier transport.
This item is in excellent condition, complete with all its original parts, including the original purchase documentation.
- Lámpara de pie
- Diseñador / Artista
- Luciano Baldessari
- Fabricante / marca
- Modelo / Nombre
- Periodo estimado
- País de origen
- Buen estado - usado y con pequeños signos de los años y con imperfecciones
- 180×40×40 cm
- 60 kg