For many years now Atollo is no longer a lamp. Or rather, it is no longer just a lamp. It has become a myth, an icon: one of the best known symbols of Italian design worldwide; one of those very few products which people recognise and call by their own name.
Designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977, it was awarded the Compasso d'Oro in 1979 and since then has been included in the permanent collections of the world's major design museums.
But most importantly, it has become part of the furniture of countless homes of those who love and are fortunate enough to carefully select the objects surrounding them.
Atollo's secret probably lies in the geometrical construction of its shapes: the cone on the cylinder and the semi-sphere above it all.
A luminous sculpture from which nothing can be removed, to which nothing can be added, which can only be poorly imitated but never surpassed.
Vico Magistretti graduated in 1945 from Milan Polytechnic, where his lecturers included Gio Ponti and Piero Portaluppi, and immediately started work in his father’s studio. He mainly designed for the home and living ideas and soon made a name for himself in the Milan that was home to the growing industry of design, developing an extremely expressive, unmistakable language.At the end of the forties he took part in various editions of the Triennale in Milan and in 1956 he was one of the founding members of the ADI, the Italian Industrial Design Association. He has worked with important companies and his projects are part of permanent collections in the world’s most important museums. From 1998 to 2003, for FontanaArte he designed the wall lamps Ananas and Bruco, the Margaret lamp with supporting bag and Morocco hanging lamp.He has received no fewer than four Compasso d'Oro awards; for his Eclisse and Atollo lamps and for the Maralunga armchair, plus one for his career (1995). In parallel with his outstanding career as a designer, he has also been busy in the field of architecture. He was nominated member of the Accademia di San Luca in 1967 and honorary member of the Royal College of Art in London, where he is also a visiting professor. He has also taught at the Domus Academy in Milan and held conferences and lectures in Europe, Japan and the USA. In 1986 he received a gold medal from the SIAD (Society of Industrial Artists and Designers).
Established in 1945 by the master Giuseppe Ostuni, Oluce is the oldest Italian lighting design company that is still active today. In the 1950s, Oluce quickly reached an international public through Domus magazine, thanks to the vision of Gio Ponti.
For many years, Vico Magistretti was art director and chief designer of the company, conferring his unmistakable stamp and a legacy of worldwide recognition. With international design awards dating back to 1956, many of Oluce's products are on permanent display in the New York Museum of Modern Art.
Oluce's products have contributed to the history of lamp design through the genius of designers like Vico Magistretti, Tito Agnoli, Joe Colombo, Marco Zanuso and more recently, Laudani & Romanelli and Nendo.
Structure in white opaline blown murano glass, 2 sources of lights, with dimmer
Large (diameter 50cm, height 70cm)
Medium (diameter 38cm, height 50cm)
Small (diameter 25cm, height 35cm)
Large version: 2 x max 100W E27 + 2 x max 25W E14
Medium version: 2 x max 75W E27 + 1 x max 40W E14
Small version: 2 x max 40W E14 + 1 x max 25W E14
Made in Italy
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