Utopia: Lost and Found /01 April 2008


Cesare Casati and Emanuele Ponzio

set of four Pillola lamps from the Nai collection
Italy, 1968
ABS plastic
5 w × 21½ h in (13 × 55 cm)

These early examples of the Pillola lamps were acquired from Martino Brizio of Ponteur. Sold with original packaging and various spare parts.

provenance: Martino Brizio, Italy

literature: Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, Ambasz, pg. 96 Design Italiano: 1950-2000, Gramigna, pg. 151 Light-Lamps 1968-1973: New Italian Design, Ferrari and Ferrari, fig. 22

estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $3,900

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