“Helice’ floor lamp by Marc Newson,

Made by Flos in Brescia, Italy, 1993.

Floor lamp, ‘Helice’, manufactured in aluminium with a metallic silver-grey coloured finish, the surface coated in glossy clear lacquer, the lamp stands on a weighted base of lenitcular form (a compressed sphere) and has a shade of similar form and dimension supported on a tall and slender cylindrical stem, the stem has thickened ends which taper towards the middle and rises from a central aperture in the base to a central aperture in the shade, the lenticular shade is fitted with a bowl-like in...

Summary

Object No.

94/101/1

Physical Description

Floor lamp, 'Helice', manufactured in aluminium with a metallic silver-grey coloured finish, the surface coated in glossy clear lacquer, the lamp stands on a weighted base of lenitcular form (a compressed sphere) and has a shade of similar form and dimension supported on a tall and slender cylindrical stem, the stem has thickened ends which taper towards the middle and rises from a central aperture in the base to a central aperture in the shade, the lenticular shade is fitted with a bowl-like inset in deep blue glass below a tungsten globe and reflector and there is a clear glass disc covering the open top of the shade which is held in place with three metal clips, when the lamp is illuminated bright white light is reflected upwards and diffused blue light shines downwards through the aperture at the top of the stem, the power supply cord for the 230 V AC 50/60 HZ lamp runs to the base of the lamp and is fitted with a black plastic foot switch with dimmer and a three pin plug.
Designed by Marc Newson, Australia and France ; Manufactured by Flos, Italy, 1993.

Dimensions

Height

1800 mm

Width

360 mm

Depth

360 mm

Production

Made

Flos 1993

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1994

Acquisition Date

29 April, 1994

Cite this Object

Harvard

"Helice' floor lamp by Marc Newson, 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 January 2018, <https://ma.as/137721>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/137721 |title="Helice' floor lamp by Marc Newson, |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 January 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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