The NEW Caboche floor lamp by Foscarini is designed by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto in 2006. Floor lamp composed by spheres of transparent polymetylmetacrylate ordered in a concentric layout, that multiplies the brightness of the central light source. A screen in white satinized blown glass guarantees maximum diffusion of light and prevents glare. A solid base is provided by the original design of the stem. Sophisticated, brilliant and multi-faceted, the Caboche table lamp is a mosaic of refractions, a perfect fusion of various personalities within a single form, that combine to create the body and lighting effect of the lamp.
The 189 transparent polymethylmethacrylate balls multiply the brightness of the central lighting source and being arranged with a characteristic ring layout, they allow strong lighting reflected off the ceiling and directed on to the surface below.
The lighting source is a halogen bulb, whose flow is left free to illuminate all around: the upper matt white glass screen guarantees optimum diffusion of light upwards, and the lower screen has a concave form to shield the bulb and prevent dazzling, thus making Caboche ideal for use above dining room tables. Furthermore, despite its high personal charge, the lamps transparency multiplies colour combination potential, for use in the home or in sophisticated, exclusive public areas. Grande version only.
Patricia Urquiola & Eliana Gerotto
Medium: Height: 60 3/5" (154cm) Diameter: 10 3/4" (50cm)
Grande: Height: 70" (178) Diameter: 29 1/2" (70cm)
Medium: 1 x RSC 150W Halogen (not included)
Grande: 1 x RSC 200W Halogen (not included)
..about the designer...
Patricia Urquiola & Eliana GerottoBorn in Orviedo (Spain), Patricia Urquiola lives and works in Milano. She studied in Madrid and she got graduated at Politecnico di Milano in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni as a tutor. From 1990 to 2000 she collaborated with De Padova and Lissoni Associati. In 2001 she has started her own design studio. She now works for Alessi, B&B, Bart, Bosa, De Vecchi, Fasem, MDF, Molteni, Moroso, San Lorenzo and for Knoll, Sag 80, Somma, R. Torreta. Eliana Gerotto has born in Venezia. She has began in Milan as a graphic designer. She got her diploma in Communication Techniques at Fondazione Davide Campari in Milano. She works in various fields: graphics for "Elle" magazine in Paris and for Biennale di Venezia. She collaborates with: Benetton, Molteni&C, ArchLinea, Vernini. She designs dressing for shows and fairs in Paris, Berlin, Venezia and Ferrara. As an interior decorator she designed houses, offices, restaurants, gyms, hotels and shops.