As most of you know, about two weeks ago, I debuted “Modern Classics” on my website at www.rexkelly.com. These modern classics are specially chosen reproductions — chosen by me because I’m awesome — that epitomize the best of Mid-Century Modern furniture, lighting and design. You’ll find easily recognizable pieces from Ray & Charles Eames, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen and Henry Bertoia, among others.
Anywho, today’s Modern Classic, is the Taccia Table Lamp. Designed in 1959 by Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni (both of Arco lamp fame + general awesomeness).
It wasn’t mass produced by Flos until 1962 because, well, they had to figure out a way to mass-produce the thing. Light is reflected by the spun aluminum white top and its 20” revolving glass diffuser allows for perfecting the light level and direction. Also, due to its size, it can also be used as a floor lamp; it’s roughly 21″ tall, overall.
Now the fun part…pretty pictures.
And here it is in a beachhouse of all places…
Right now this dove is thinking, “What am I doing here and why is there a chicken egg on the floor? Nice lamp, though.”
For a limited time, Replica Taccia Table Lamps in Silver are on sale at rexkelly.com for only $189. Totally a steal, so buy two!
Modern Classics- Taccia Table Lamp