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Monday, April 2, 2012

Clan table lamp | Studio 6G | Harvey Guzzini, Italy | 1968

Clan table lamps with PVC base

Above:  Clan table lamps with PVC base in two sizes, orange and grande in white.  Image source:  Guzzini Archives.

The Clan table lamp is another of Studio 6G and Guzzini’s great designs.  The Clan is a member of the family of lamps that includes the Bud pendant hanging lamp in two sizes, the Bud ceiling lamp, the Flash floor lamp, and the Lucerna adjustable floor lamp.  While called a table lamp by Guzzini, it is large enough to sit on the floor.   This versatility is similar to that afforded by the Pallade lamp for Artemide by Studio Tetrarch (Adelaide Bonati, Silvio Bonatti, Enrico De Munari, and Carla Federspiel) also designed in 1968.  The Pallade could be used as a floor or hanging lamp.

Artemide Pallade lamp

Pallade lamp by Artemide.  Size 400mm diameter by 320mm height.  Image source:  1stdibs (item sold).

The Clan lamp was in production from 1968 to 1977.  Sizes 350mm diameter by 380mm height (PVC base), 460mm diameter by 510mm height (PVC base), and 350mm diameter by 380mm height (metal base). The lamps accept a 60W E27 incandescent bulb.

Clan table lamps with metal base

Clan table lamps with metal base in white.  Image source:  Guzzini Archives.

Clan table lamp with PVC base schematic Clan table lamp with metal base schematic

Clan table lamp with PVC base schematic.  Image source:  Guzzini Archives.

Clan table lamp with metal base schematic.  Image source:  Guzzini Archives.

Clan table lamp with tulip base   Clan table lamp with tulip base, marking

Left:  A different version of the Clan table lamp with a chrome tulip base.  Size 480mm diameter by 610mm height.  Right:  Marked “gdh Harvey Guzzini / made in italy” (Guzzini Design House).  Item sold.  Image source:  Galerie Aetna. Le Louvre des Antiquaires / 2 Place du Palais Royal / 75001 Paris, France / +33(0)142617972


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