luciano frigerio (1928 – 1999) was a man of many talents: as a jazz musician he played the piano and earned the title of „maestro compositore“ (master composer) in 1977. but really famous he became for sculptural objects from sideboards to beds, from tables to lamps – and even two lecterns for pope john xxiii (which can still be seen today in the basilica di s. pietro e paolo in rome, positioned under the altar of bernini bernini).
especially his „mobili scultura“ (sculptured furniture) and „letti scultura“ (sculpture beds) with his masterful use of valuable materials like solid carved wood, brass, bronze and marble, created a totally new style, standing out from the industrial production of that era. with these highly artistic designs he was so successful that the small family business ‚frigerio di desio‘ grew to a big company from the 70’s to the 90’s, with the opening of ten showrooms in the biggest italian cities.
also impressive and very recognizable are his sculptural desk lamps. this lalla lamp has a massive brass foot with cast brass plates front and back, showing a sunset behind trees in an abstract, expressionist style (to be honest: the sunset is our own idea of description).
lalla brass lamp by frigerio di desio, italy, probably 1970s
measures of the base: h: 22,7cm, l:14cm, w: 11cm
measures overall with existing shade: h: 61cm, shade ∅: 30cm
rewired with brass-gold 140cm cable, incl. black switch and plug
shade is covered with creme-colored wild silk