Table lamp FLAMINGO

by barcelona design

€ 1,230.00

BUY AT:
Design by Álvaro Siza Vieira
Year of release: 1972

Size:49x95x99cm
Material: Detachable structure and foot of chromium plated iron rods. Orientable wings in iron painted in aluminium-effect, for light direction.
The extraordinary thing about the Flamingo cannot be appreciated in photographs, nor even in detailed design plans. What distinguishes it from any other lamp is its use. Its unusual height, the quality of its light, the neutrality and apparent fragility of its variable and detachable structure, the mobility of its very delicate wings, all allow for unsuspected uses. It can be a substitute for a candle at dinner, light up a picture or bookrest, allow reading in bed without disturbing the possible bedfellow.
Since its origins in the 1970’s, BD has always been an atypical company. Its founders and still current owners, who come from an architectural background rather than the business field, have oriented BD’s production from the very start by cultivating beauty, in some cases above their function. Accompanied with artisanal processes instead of mass production, the new products always have more proximity to art than industrial design. Characterised by superior quality, short-series productions (and on occasion limited editions), and unique pieces due to crafted manufacturing. In the 80’s, BD pleasantly surprised by editing Gaudí’s furniture for his famous buildings and in the early 90’s, BD again astounded by introducing an exclusive first collection of furniture and lamps designed by Dalí. Recently the Collections and Designers with an accentuated artistic profile like Jaime Hayon and Doshi Levien, continue to point the way where design and art meet together.