Io wall lamp
Wall lamp. Body in aluminium, painted in 4 matt-finish colors: graphite grey, red, white and blue, while the inside is white. Thanks to its dual-axis rotation frame, it has the distinguishing feature rotating on both longitudinal and transverse axes, for total light management. The Up/Down movement on the external diffuser widens and narrows the ray of light. Dimmable with light dimmer, not supplied.
In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered a satellite of Jupiter, named IO after one of the many lovers of Zeus from Greek mythology. Through his telescope at Padua University, Galileo saw a dot of light and realized it was a small bright, reddish yellow moon. Shaped like a small curved lunar disc, IO is a wall lamp designed for LED light sources. Thanks to its dual-axis rotation frame, it has the distinguishing feature rotating on both longitudinal and transverse axes, for total light management. IO is easy to handle and adjust thanks to its size, the Up/Down movement on the external diffuser widens and narrows the ray of light.Like a satellite with the planet around which it orbits, the IO lamp appears almost suspended, very close to the wall yet never touching it, positioned at a distance that allows the light to gently caress the wall in an intimate wall-washing effect.Designed to provide light that is as personal and adjustable as possible, this lamp is ideal at the bedside but its versatility also makes it an excellent solution for illuminating walls in an office or corridors in a hotel.Despite its small size and ease of maneuver, the screen in die-cast aluminum conveys great sturdiness, as does the wall mounted base. The diffuser is painted in 4 matt-finish colors: graphite grey, red, white and blue, while the inside is white.
Io by Fontana Arte official dealer, 2 years warranty.
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Founded in 1932 by Luigi Fontana, owner of an important glass manufacturing company, and Gio Ponti, FontanaArte was the first Italian business to establish itself in the interior design sector. Continually experimenting with new ways of defining contemporary decoration, Gio Ponti brought in Pietro Chiesa, already owner of an artisan glass-making workshop. Together, the two rapidly turned FontanaArte into one of the most important players in the elaboration of early modernity for Italian home furnishing accessories.
In the fifties, Max Ingrand took over as artistic director at the company. This period was one of great modernization of company processes, heading towards a regime of industrial-style production. For FontanaArte, the eighties were a dynamic period of cultural regeneration that asserted the company’s role as one of the absolute main players in Italy and international design. Artistic direction was entrusted to Gae Aulenti who, by involving a large number of very diverse designers, very young or already famous, insisted on research that explored the most expressive experiences in Italian design.
In 1998, the Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI) awarded the Compasso d’Oro for career to FontanaArte, highlighting in its reasons how the company, by involving different designers, had managed to create a lively creative climate that had upgraded one of the historic names in Italian design.
- Claesson Koivisto Rune 2015
- Type bulb
- 2 LED - 4.5W (2700 K CRI 80 350+350 Lm)
- wall lamp