Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Falkland Lamp

"Falkland" Lamp

Designed by Bruno Munari, Italian, 1907 - 1998. Made from 1964 by Danese Milano, Bruno Danese SNC, Milan, Italy, 1957 - present.

Made in Italy, Europe

Designed 1964

Elasticized fabric, aluminum

Height: 5 feet 4 15/16 inches (165 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Collab Gallery, Perelman Building, first floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Jacqueline and Bruno Danese, 1983

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A self-taught artist, designer, and creator of games, toys, and picture books for children, Bruno Munari was among the earliest designers employed by the influential Italian manufacturer Danese. Through his work, Munari attempted to bridge the gap between art and industrial design, and his "Falkland" lamp-an undulating, suspended column of light-functions as both sculpture and lighting fixture.

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