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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nitia table lamp | Rodolfo Bonetto | Design House, Italy | 1972

For a short biography of Rodolfo Bonetto, click here.

The Nitia table lamp is an adjustable lamp in that the acrylic part can rotate, resulting in the top of the lamp being parallel or at an angle to the table on which the lamp sits.  The lamp itself is made of black plastic, acrylic, and sheet metal and has a concave mirrored upper surface.  Approximate diameter is 7.5” by 10.5” height. 

eBay item number 220941107996 ends February 5, 2012 at 11:44:36 PST (Germany).  The lamp in the listing has some damage that does not affect the operation of the lamp.

Nitia table lamp Nitia table lamp Nitia table lampThree pictures of the Nitia table lamp in a variety of configurations.

Nitia table lamp, imprint

Imprint on the Nitia table lamp.

While this example has a black base, it can also be found in chrome and red.

Nitia table lamp, chrome base

Nitia table lamp, chrome base.  Image source.

Nitia table lamp, red base

Nitia table lamp, red base.  Image source.

Bibliography

Giuliana Gramignia, Repertorio 1950-1980, Mondadori: 1985, page 377.


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