Aldo Rossi black Prometeo floor lamp for Alessi. This beautiful post modern black enameled aluminum floor lamp with opal glass was produced in 1988. The lamp is in great vintage condition. Bibliography: ‘1000 lights – 1960 to present’, page 379.
Dimensions : H.180 x D.36cm.
The lamp will be shipped overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport to the US custom made wooden crate included is euro 675.
Aldo Rossi (1931-1997), the architect known as much for his theory, drawing, architecture and product design was one of Italy’s leading figures in modern design and architecture during the 20th century. Rossi was born in Milan, Italy where his father was engaged in the manufacture of bicycles, bearing the family name, a business he says was founded by his grandfather. While growing up during the years of World War II, Rossi’s early education took place at Lake Como, and later in Lecco. Shortly after the war ended, he entered the Milan Polytechnic University, receiving his architecture degree in 1959. Rossi served as editor of the Architectural magazine Casabella from 1955 to 1964. The Italian star architect and designer Aldo Rossi is one of the big names in Postmodernism. While studying architecture from 1949 until 1959 at Milan Polytechnic, Aldo Rossi was already writing for the architecture journal “Casabella Continuità”; from 1960 until 1964 he was editor of it. Aldo Rossi also wrote for the journal “Il Contemporaneo”. In the 1960s Aldo Rossi embarked on his first building projects, which even then were notable for the reduced, clear formal language that would remain Aldo Rossi’s hallmark. In 1966 a book of Aldo Rossi’s was published to international acclaim: “L’architettura della città” (Urban Architecture). In 1965 Aldo Rossi Dozent began to teach at Milan Polytechnic, became a professor there in 1966, and continued to teach there until 1971.