Table lamp with structure in chromed or black chromed metal. Cup-shaped diffuser, in opal white glass. Flood beam distribution, dimmer on the cable.
- Franco Albini, Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Marco Albini
- Diffuser in opal white glass
- Structure in chromed or black chromed metal
- Height: 64 cm / 25.2 inch
- Width: 50 cm / 19.6 inch
- Depth: 40 cm / 15.7 inch
- 1 x 150W Max Fluorescent/LED/Halogen E26 QT-32 (Bulb not included)
- Dimmable according to bulb
Nemo's table lamps, floor lamps and wall sconces are designed and produced near Milan, Italy. A division of the world-renown Cassina group, Nemo produces lighting designed to illuminate all types of spaces and maximize the unique architectural features of any room. Nemo’s product portfolio, with designs that ranges from the contemporary to traditional, capture the essence and sophistication of contemporary Italian lighting.
Nemo AS1C Table Lamp Designed by:
- Franco Albini
Italy, 1905 - 1977
Franco Albini studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic school, where he obtained his diploma in 1929. Still being a student, Albini assisted Gio Ponti in his studio. Ponti's influence becomes obvious in Franco Albini's early designs in the Art déco style.
In 1930 Franco Albini opened his own studio for interiour design and decoration. After the war, Franco Albini worked as an architect, too. In 1930 Franco Albini participated in the Monza Triennale where he showed his furniture designs. At the 1936 Milan Triennale, Franco Albini presented progressive designs for a rational layout for small rooms, called "stanza per un uomo" (one-man room).
Albini designed a tiny room, in which each element fulfilled one or more functions: a tabletop is integrated in a shelving system, the ladder leading up to the loft bed also functions as a clothes stand, and the bed itself is a partition for the room. In 1941 Franco Albini designed a transparent radio (however, it was never produced).
Franco Albini's most popular designs were done in the 1950s. The most famous ones were his designs for shelves and chairs, produced by Cassina and especially by Poggi. The shelves are easy to disassemble and can be expanded without restriction. The shelves have no back board as they are either clamped between the floor and the ceiling or suspended on the ceiling on metal chains. This construction then functions as a transparent room partition. In 1951 Franco Albini created his rattan chair "Margherita".
From 1952 the designer and architect Franca Helg was Franco Albini's business partner; she played a crucial role in numerous Albini designs. As an architect, Franco Albini built housing estates in Milan and in 1957, he designed the building for the La Rinascente department store in Rome. Together with Franca Helg and Bob Noorda, Franco Albini also designed underground stations in Milan. From 1963 to 1977 Franco Albini taught at the Polytechnic school in Milan. He died in 1977.