the architecture of light.
even in louis h. sullivan’s famous saying „form follows function“ you’ll find the word „fun“ lurking around. gian nicola gigante was a trained architect, like sullivan, and maybe you need to be serious to put a bit of fun in a piece of office illumination. he designed this floor lamps in 1980/81 for ‚zerbetto illuminazione‘, a company founded in 1947, focussed on research, development and production of fluorescent lamps.
gian nicola gigante worked closely with marilena boccato, antonio zambusi and camillo bianchi, together they formed the ‚archstudio“ group in the ’70s, succeeding in architecture and renovation, residential and industrial and the refurbishment of buildings of historical importance. especially in industrial design the developed projects for large manufacturing companies, several of which were awarded with prizes and nominations.
this pair of postmodern style fluorescent floor lamps for zerbetto consists of a black metal frame on a black stand, which holds two neon tubes. a clean and simple graphic design, functional and fun by form and contrast.
gian nicola gigante fluorescent floor lamp for zerbetto padova, italy 1980/81