Foscarini

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Italian architect Rodolfo Dordoni’s Lumiere table lamp for Foscarini, the lighting company has given the design a commemorative update. The new model maintains the original 1990 fixture’s form, which comprises a wide, mouth-blown glass diffuser and a slender tripod base, together modeled after a typical table lamp. For the new version, however, the company has applied a mirrored metallic finish to the shade, causing it to appear opaque when the fixture is turned off and transparent when it is illuminated. 

Also new are warm white, cherry, and turquoise color options for the diffuser, each with a white internal layer to reflect light when the fixture is powered off. The fixture provides both direct and semi-diffuse illumination. The base is made of die-cast aluminum, with anti-scratch silicone feet, and can be hand-finished in either chromed black or champagne.

The luminaire turned off.
Massimo Gardone The luminaire turned off.
The luminaire turned on.
Massimo Gardone The luminaire turned on.

Two sizes are offered: 17 3/4" tall by 10 1/4" wide with a 6 3/4" tall shade, and 13 3/4" tall by 7 7/8" wide with a 5 1/2" tall shade. The smaller version is lamped with a single 40W halogen G9 Type T4 bi-pin lamp and the larger version is lamped with two of that type of lamp. foscarini.com
   

The turquoise version turned off.
Foscarini The turquoise version turned off.
The turquoise version turned on.
Foscarini The turquoise version turned on.
Blowing glass for the fixture's shade.
Blowing glass for the fixture's shade.