Today marks the centenary of the birth of the Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass (1917-2017), and for the occasion we’re looking back on the history of the iconic Valigia lamp, designed by Sottsass, which celebrates its own 40th anniversary this year.
This remarkably modern lamp is the perfect example of its designer’s sense of humour. Named Valigia, Italian for “suitcase”, it travels easily between rooms; an ode to simplicity and function.
Having become famous in red and black, the Valigia lamp is back in a black and white version, exclusive to Roche Bobois.
Valigia table lamp – designed by Ettore Sottsass
First photo © Stilnovo
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