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KD59 lamp, annig Sarian (Kartell, 1970)

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...LAMPS4 of 19Italian lamp 1950sOCTAVO sconce (RAAK, late 1970s)
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    Posted 6 years ago

    austrohung…
    (584 items)

    Once more I bring a lamp here at CW. In this case one of the biggest possible lamps… the KD59 model from Kartell.

    it was designed by Annig Sarian in 1970. I’ve been unable to find much information about her and pictures of only half a dozen of her designs –ranging from 1970 to 2011- and a few references to designs with no picture… but still this lamp is a design icon and appears in virtually any good book about lamp design.

    It stands 185 cm. tall and it’s very light in weight, as it’s made of very thin plastic walls. The sphere is a glass one.

    On pic. 2 you can see a reference to it in the Taschen 70s decorative art book. It’s funny they call it a garden lamp as I don’t think it would resist the wind without falling down.

    On pic. 3 you can see it at The Other House’s dining room. You can recognize the Gio Ponti hands and the Äpplet vase by Ingeborg Lundin I already shared here at CW. Appart from them, the little orange table is a model designed by Giotto Stopino also for Kartell in the 1970s. We’ve got several of them in red, black and orange. I’ll try and take nice pics of them to share here.

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    1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Gio Ponti’s hands:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/116557-porcelain-hands-gio-ponti-richard-gino?in=collection-2340
      Ingeborg Lundin’s Äpplet
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/61279-ingeborg-lundins-pplet-orrefors-195?in=collection-111 ).
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      PAT and MIKE, thanks sooo much for your love!!!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Oh my sweet ..... !
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      I am glad you like it VET! :) Thanks for your love
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning!!
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Now that IS a lamp!!
    7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your loves ANTIQUEROSE, FORTAPACHE, MOONSTONE, SEAN and AGH!!!!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I think that your and Carlos' abodes could go in any mid century style book.....it is just fantastic the class of your collection and how you live with it.
      Another wonderful piece Austro!
    9. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 years ago
      Fantastic item Austro. Is the last photo of it in your home? You live in the past!
    10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      isn't there a holiday in japan where they celebrate this lamp?
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your love RACER, VIOLET, FRAN, HO2CULTCHA, AMBER, CZECHMAN and CORMORAN!!!

      @KAREN... I daydream of opening a private collections museum in Madrid. Of course, I would need millions to do so :)
      @FRAN... Definitely yes, we live in a sort of undefined past ranging between 1900 and 1970 (but of course there are mobile phones, computers, the tv set, kitchen appliances... )
      @HO2CULTCHA... yes, but to fit in this lamp would need a couple of lightbulbs at the bottom ;)
    12. fledermaus fledermaus, 6 years ago
      Wow! what a fantastic lamp!
    13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks FLEDERMAUS for your love! So glad you like it :)
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      IVONNE, NORDICMAN and SKLO: thanks soooo much for your love!!!!
    15. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Hi austro! I haven't seen you for awhile! Miss you my friend and I love, love this lamp!!! Another beauty for you.
    16. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your love and kind comment, SHARE!

      I know I am not posting much lately (mostly because since Christmas I've spent a whole month at "the other city" and once here we're far too busy to even relax in front of the computer :(
    17. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your love PUMPKINP. and ARTISLOVE!!!!
    18. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      MANI, thanks so much for your love!!!

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