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86/1023 Floor Lamp, 'Tree Tops', metal / electrical components, designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981-1986. Click to enlarge.

Floor Lamp, ‘Tree Tops’, metal / electrical components, designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981-1986

Made
Floor Lamp, 'Treetops', metal / paint/ electrical components, designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981-1986.

Floor lamp, 'Treetops', made of painted metal component parts. A wedge shaped base of heavy cast metal [lead], painted metallic green. A slender, orange metal tube secured to the base with two bolts, rising in a gentle arc to form the stand. A red metal handle attached centrally to the stand with six screws. A hollow, blue metal cylinder attached at the top of the stand forms the lamp head pivoting mechanism with a short straight stainless steel rod to allow movement. Pivoting mechanism surmounted with a rectangular black metal tube flanked by two traingular red metal pieces. Attached to this is the lamp head in the form of a yellow metal box of rectangular cube shape, housing a textured metallic reflector and and arc style halogen tube shaped bulb. A two phase black electrical cord powers the lamp via base of stand, with a dimmer designed for foot control.

Summary

Object No.

86/1023

Object Statement

Floor Lamp, 'Tree Tops', metal / electrical components, designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981-1986

Physical Description

Floor Lamp, 'Treetops', metal / paint/ electrical components, designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981-1986.

Floor lamp, 'Treetops', made of painted metal component parts. A wedge shaped base of heavy cast metal [lead], painted metallic green. A slender, orange metal tube secured to the base with two bolts, rising in a gentle arc to form the stand. A red metal handle attached centrally to the stand with six screws. A hollow, blue metal cylinder attached at the top of the stand forms the lamp head pivoting mechanism with a short straight stainless steel rod to allow movement. Pivoting mechanism surmounted with a rectangular black metal tube flanked by two traingular red metal pieces. Attached to this is the lamp head in the form of a yellow metal box of rectangular cube shape, housing a textured metallic reflector and and arc style halogen tube shaped bulb. A two phase black electrical cord powers the lamp via base of stand, with a dimmer designed for foot control.

Marks

Manufacturer's marks on electrical cord assembly, "RELCO / MILANO - ITALY / art.RT 3 SP / 100-500W / 220V[tilde]+-10% / 60-300W / 110V[tilde]+-10% / FUSE F4 A / DESIGN G. FRATTINI".

Dimensions

Height

1900 mm

Width

250 mm

Depth

620 mm

Production

Notes

Designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981.

Made by Memphis, Italy, 1981-1986.

Designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981 and made by Memphis, Italy, 1981-1986.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1986

Acquisition Date

1 August 1986

Cite this Object

Harvard

Floor Lamp, 'Tree Tops', metal / electrical components, designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1981, made by Memphis, Italy, 1981-1986 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 November 2020, <https://ma.as/54129>

Wikipedia

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