Azucena Appliques Metal Italy 1960s

Code :  MOILIL0132306

Azucena Appliques Metal Italy 1960s

Code :  MOILIL0132306


Azucena Appliques Metal Italy 1960s


Designer:  Ignazio Gardella

Production:  Azucena

Model:  Relemme

Time:  1960 - 1969

Production country:  Milano, Italia

Material:  Metal , Brass , Glass Knurled


Pair of wall lamps in brass, metal and bell-shaped knurled glass, designed by Ignazio Gardella and produced by Azucena since the 1960s.

Product Condition:
Lamp in good condition, with small signs of wear.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 21,5
Depth: 19
Diameter: 16

Additional Information

Designer: Ignazio Gardella

Ignazio Gardella (Milan, 30 March 1905 - Oleggio, 15 March 1999) was an Italian architect, engineer and designer. Born into a family of architects, the progenitor is the homonymous great-grandfather Ignazio Gardella graduated in engineering at the Milan Polytechnic in 1928. The long professional activity, which began before graduation in the late 1920s with his father Arnaldo Gardella, produces a huge amount of projects and achievements. Among the first buildings we can remember the Antitubercular Dispensary of Alexandria. Before the war, some important participations in architectural competitions should also be noted, such as the one for the construction of the Casa del Fascio in Oleggio together with the architect Luigi Vietti. In the first post-war period Gardella resumed activity with full vigor, producing many important works and some masterpieces, such as the Borsalino houses in Alessandria (1952). Numerous awards have been received, including: the Olivetti National Award for Architecture (1955), the Gold Medal of the President of the Republic for Meritorious School, Culture and Art (1977), the Golden Lion career from the Venice Biennale (1996), the titles of honorary member of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), member of the National Academy of San Luca and honorary member of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. Gardella's architecture always maintains a composure that could be defined as classical. This can be deduced both from the extreme refinement of the detail, which sometimes approaches it to his contemporary friend Franco Albini, and from the control of the overall design of the building and of the architectural space. In his architecture there is the concern to detach himself from the immediate, from the fashion of the moment, and to seek a timeless elsewhere. -

Production: Azucena

That of the Azucena is a story born from the dialogue between producer, architect, artisans and customers. It all began in 1947, when a group of young Milanese - Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Corrado Corradi Dell'Acqua, Ignazio Gardella, Maria Teresa and Franca Tosi - decided to start the production of furniture designed by some of them in order to have a repertoire of ready-made furnishings, from sofas to handles, from tables to doorstops, for the homes they are planning. They are experimental furniture and objects that modify custom, contemplating the use without preconceptions of new materials, often combined with traditional ones in a completely surprising way. Even the realization is laborious and complex because their components are many and can come indifferently from industry or crafts. The lacquer, the polished chromed brass, the crystal reveal a constant search for luminosity, brilliance, transparencies, in materials as well as in finishes and colors, to escape from a conventional severe opacity. The furnishings are often called prosaically (Funnel, Boccia, Chrome bands, Ventola, Toro) to indicate, in a synthetic organicistic vision, a form, a constitutive principle; in other cases the names are taken from the toponym (Arenzano, Bordighera, Sant'Ambrogio or San Siro) used to designate the specific architecture that originally contained them and justified their design. At the base, therefore, of every single Azucena piece there is a particular architectural condition that it continues to reverberate, reproducing the echo of a reason for being.

Time: 1960 - 1969




Glass Knurled

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