PASSIFLORA

by Superstudio, 1967

Passiflora, the charismatic table and floor lamp by Centro Studi Poltronova, is reminiscent of the Passiflora flower. The Passiflora table and floor lamp was designed in 1966 as one of the first designs by the Italian design collective Superstudio. Superstudio is considered to be one of the most important representatives of the so-called Radical Design, a design approach that was new at that time and was against the traditional and towards an object-free avant-garde. In the TAGWERC Design STORE you purchase the Passiflora as a licensed re-edition of the original design from 1966 with a guarantee of authenticity. Passiflora is made by hand in Italy.

Manufacturer Poltonova furniture and objects
Material Perspex®
Energy classes THIS TABLE LAMP IS COMPATIBLE WITH BULBS OF THE ENERGY CLASSES: A++ TO E
Bulb 1x LED E27 / E26 MAX. 10 WATT
Versand 3-4 Weeks
Inclusive Quality Check

2.418,66 $

excl. Vat, plus shipping costs
  

Text by Bianca KILLMANN
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Passiflora Table lamp

Since the special shape of the flower is reminiscent of the Passion of Christ (stamens for the wounds of Christ, three scars as crucifixion nails and the halo as a crown of thorns) the name of the passion flower goes back to this symbol. The Passiflora lamp is based on a coloured cardboard prototype that was made in 1966 by the two founding members of the Superstudio for the exhibition “Superarchitettura”, the manifesto of Radical Design. This cardboard packaging has been replaced by a translucent material and transforms Passiflora into a light column stretching towards the sun – a column whose deformed profile fluctuates between natural and artificial. The play of allusions and ambiguities corresponds to the design language of Superstudio and is evident in almost all of their designs.

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Because the table and floor lamp Passiflora, due to its special shape like that of a passion flower, does not belong to the known and common types of lighting fixtures. And the use of an industrial material such as methacrylate is also more avant-garde for lights. It is precisely this unconventional combination that distinguishes Passiflora and Superstudio around the architects Peter Frassinelli, Alessandro and Roberto Magris, Adolfo Natalini, Alessandro Poli and Christiano Torald di Francia and makes the light object an artifact in design history. As such, Passiflora is exhibited in design museums around the world.

At a height of 29 centimeters and a width of 30 centimeters, Passiflora measures a depth of 41 centimeters. An LED bulb with a maximum of 10 watts lights up Passiflora. As an object on a marble plinth, a side table, placed directly on a concrete floor, in the hallway, living room, dressing room or as atmospheric light in the entrance hall – Passiflora can be playfully set in scene and can change the emotional perception of a room.

The Passiflora lamp is a unique design object that perfectly combines form and function. A must-have for all design lovers and an investment that can otherwise only be admired in design museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Center Pompidou in Paris or the Museè des Beaux Arts in Montreal. This makes Passiflora an emotional companion and not a functional piece of furniture, just the perfect choice for art connoisseurs and lovers of exclusive furnishings.

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Material

  • Material
  • Colour
  • Perspex®
  • white/yellow

Dimension

  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Cable colour
  • Cord switch
  • 41.00 cm
  • 31.00 cm
  • 29.00 cm
  • 1.5kg
  • white
  • Yes

Leuchtmittel

  • Base socket
  • Max. Power
  • Finish
  • Bulb included
  • E27 / E26
  • 1x LED Max.10 Watt
  • Opal / White
  • No

The Passiflora table lamp was designed by
Superstudio

The designers of Superstudio.
The designers of Superstudio.
The designers of Superstudio.
Original Verliebt. Design objects by Superstudio in the TAGWERC Design STORE.

Superstudio is one of the most inspiring designers from the 1960s onwards. Their Radical Design designs reinterpret everyday objects in the style of Pop Art. Spectacular designs such as the Gherpe table lamp distinguish the Italian design team.

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