A dramatic and rare pair of monumental Moai floor lamps by Italian designer Luca Nichetto.
The bases are made of high-gloss polyethylene, given a fluid minimalist form through rotational molding to create the sleek, elongated hourglass columns.
The oversized, deep grey mylar drum shades - an equal partner in the sculptural design – account for these dramatic lamps being named for Easter Island's mysterious Moai statues with their oversized heads. The shades are reflective inside and out, casting a gentle, evenly-balanced illumination in all directions.
The base is 16.5 in. W x 65.9 in. H
The shade is 43.9 in. W x 24 in. H
Overall height, top of shade to floor: 92.9 in. (7 ft. 9 in.)
Bases manufactured in Germany by Euro3plast. Shades created by Nichetto in his studio in Italy. Assembled in Denver.
On/off foot switch. Sold individually, or as a pair.
About Luca Nichetto
Luca Nichetto was born in 1976 in Venice. He studied at the city’s Istituto statale d’arte, before undertaking a degree in industrial design at the Università Iuav di Venezia, from which he graduated in 1998. In 1999, Nichetto began his professional career with Murano-based glass maker Salviati, later becoming a product designer and consultant for lighting company Foscarini. In 2006, he founded his eponymous practice in Venice. In 2011 he moved to Stockholm, Sweden, to open a second studio and he continues to live in and work from this city.
Over the course of his career, Nichetto has served as art director for many international design brands and he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the design industry. He has lectured and led workshops at various universities, including serving as a professor of design at the Università Iuav di Venezia, as well as sitting on juries for assorted international design competitions. Nichetto’s work has been exhibited worldwide and has been the subject of retrospectives in cities such as Venice, London, Paris and Stockholm. He has been awarded numerous international design awards for his highly researched, innovative design projects, which range across products, furniture and accessories, as well as incorporating architecture and exhibition design.