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Table lamp, André Ricard (Metalarte, 1974)

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Posted 4 years ago


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This lamp was designed by André Ricard in 1974, but it is in itself a redesign -or an "ampliation", from the Coffee Bean lamps he designed in the 1960s (pic. 4). The name Coffee Bean, or "Grano de Café" in Spanish, comes from the shape of the tubular frame when you look at the lamp from above.

As you can see the original lamps give a lot of light, after all, it's a big white plastic ball with a lightbulb inside... but in the 1974 design he hides the lightbulb inside a matte metallic screen, and the ball swivels, so you can direct the light as a focus so you can illuminate a table, or the ceiling, or a wall... it's a great idea.

The look is amazing although someone may say the gray plastic screen is purely decorative... although it has one mission, which is keeping the difficult to clean matte metal surface from the inner screen free of dust.


  1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Oh, Bellin, you deserve the first price to the ever first love ;) ! (it sounds a bit weird, doesn't it? haha)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    I'm taken back to Metropolis!
    Just needs earphones!
  3. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Where have you been keeping these badass lamps? Awesome!
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Haha, i hadn't thought about it, but yes, it has something of Metropolis in it :) earphones? LOL

    I haven't been keeping them... this lamp is a last time purchase. I simply couldn't let it go even if i really cannot afford it at the moment. I got it yesterday morning, so you see I haven't hidden it at all... as for the other lamps, there was a whole cords mess behind my heavy MDM desk and I really did a huge work to unplug the Lupela and take its picture... and maybe yes, I did hide the green one :)
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks for loving Agh!!!

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