In 1952 the architect Franca Helg joined Franco Albini's studio in Milan and the two subsequently collaborated on a number of design projects, including the Model AM1N table lamp (1969).
Its subtle elegance results from the combination of chromed steel and a shade from opal white glass. The shape of the shade is like an elliptical sphere with an opening at the top to easily exchange the bulb. The table lamp is equipped with a dimmer to adjust the brightness and looks very sophisticated and precious thanks to the high quality materials and manufacturing.
Franco Albini (1905-1977) was a major figure in the Italian Rationalist Movement, excelling in architectural, furniture, industrial and museum design.
Albini received his degree in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1929 and began his professional career working at Gio Ponti and Emilio Lancia's design studio. He also contributed to the influential Casabella magazine which played a key part in his development, marking his conversion to the Rationalist Movement and him becoming its spokesman on the Italian cultural scene.
When he set up his own practice in Milan in 1931, he took on the challenge of workers’ housing and continued in this vein after the war, thanks to the opportunities offered by the reconstruction projects he worked on from 1952, with Franca Helg.
Milan and Genoa is where Albini left his strongest imprint. For the Lombard capital, he planned the development of the stations on Line 1 of the city’s subway system (1962-63), in collaboration with graphic designer Bob Noorda. His numerous urban development and building projects for Genoa include the Palazzo Bianco (1949-51), Palazzo Rosso (1952-62), and Tesoro di San Lorenzo (1952-56) museums.
Franco Albini was the recipient of many honors in recognition of the importance of his cultural contributions and received numerous prizes, including the Compasso d’Oro, the Bronze Medal from the Parson School in New York and the Royal Designer for Industry title awarded by the London Royal Society of Arts.
In all his work, from home furnishings to industrial and museum design projects, Franco Albini always instilled a logical consistency, an extreme purity of expression and exceptional ethical and historical integrity.
The architectural and design work of Franco Albini represents a keystone of the Italian architectonic culture from the early 20th century through his intense activity revolving around a creative and rigorous approach to composition and building that expresses a particularly high degree of estheticism.
Founded in Milan in 1993, NEMO represents a benchmark name within the design lighting creators' landscape, going back to the roots of innovation that always inspired Italian design. The collection of contemporary design includes models conceived by Carlo Forcolini, Jehs + Laub, Javier Mariscal, Jean Nouvel, Foster+Partners, or more recently Bernhard Ossan.
Alongside with this wide range of products, Nemo edits the Masters collection, a unique selection of icons, realized by the designers that have provided a fundamental contribution to the creation of the contemporary design: Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Vico Magistretti and Franco Albini.
NEMO is one of the global leaders in lighting striving to constantly create innovative and cutting-edge designs.
Metal base and stem, glass diffuser. Chromed structure, opal white glass diffuser
Height 48cm, base diameter 24cm, shade width 40cm
1 x max 150W E27 QT-32 (halo / LED)
Bulb not included
Made in Italy
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