Angelo Mangiarotti for Artemide, 1967
Italian Murano Glass Saffo Table Lamp by Angelo Mangiarotti for Artemide, 1967
Designed by Angelo Mangiarotti for Artemide, Saffo lamp represents an icon between Italian design of seventies.
Important from the name, the Greek island where the poet Saffo lived, the project combines some recurring themes in the work of the designer: the wise use of glass and the sculptural form in a mushroom. It consists of a very simple chromed metal ring base that supports the diffuser, made of mouth-blown Murano glass to create striking interactions with light. The white surface of the diffuser has an appropriately nuanced light gradation that allows you to hide the light source and constantly include it to orient the beam upwards. The effect is perfect for an atmospheric lamp, with the emission of a soft light that enhances the material characteristics of the glass.