This rare ceiling light, model 2045, reflects the principles of Studio BBPR’s practice through simple and harmonious forms and the use of new materials resulting from recent industrial innovations. The lamp was manufactured by Arteluce, a prominent Italian lighting company that contributed to Italy’s worldwide leadership in lighting design. A lighting review in Domus no. 403 from June 1963 explains that it was available to order in various configurations, as it’s constructed with a unique joint system allowing a combination of the shades in a myriad of different aggregations. This example comprises five 3055/12, five 3055/25, and one 3055/37.
Studio BBPR was an architectural and design studio established in Milan in 1932 by Gian Luigi Banfi, Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti, and Ernesto Nathan Rogers, whose first letter of their last name makes ‘BBPR.’ The studio became an influential artistic and intellectual entity of Italian rationalism, embracing the philosophical concept of ‘ideal’ proportions.
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C.& D. Krzentowski, JRP Ringier (ed.), The Complete Designer’s Lights II, Zürich 2014, p. 206.
G. Gramigna, Arnoldo Mondadori (ed.), Repertory of Italian Design 1950-1980, Milan 1985, p. 191