This aluminum, counterweighted desk lamp has become known as the drafting table’s best friend. It has been designed to produce a bright, even light that has no glare, which is great for desk work. This lamp uses the structure as electrical connections, so there is no visible wiring running from the base to the light source.
Richard Sapper was born in Munich in 1932. He studied philosophy, graphic design, engineering and economics. From 1956 – 1958 he worked for Mercedes Benz until he moved to Milan, where he worked with Marco Zanuso for Brionvega. Other companies he worked for are Siemens, Fiat, Pirelli IBM and Alessi. His most famous design is the Tizio lamp for Artemide. He was a professor at the Hochschule fuer Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. He received the “Compasso d’Oro” 5 times and has almost 20 item in the permanent collection at MOMA.