This chrome table lamp was designed in Italy by Franco Albini and Franca Helg for Sirrah in 1969. It is a very early original production version. The light is made of chromed-plated and painted steel and it remains in overall good vintage condition. Small signs of wear consistent with age and use. All parts are original. Born near Milan in 1905, Franco Albini was an Italian architect, urban planner, and furniture designer active between the 1930s and the 1960s. He studied architecture at Milan’s famous Politecnico, apprenticed under master architect-designer Gio Ponti, and played a key role in formulating the Rationalist movement in Italy prior to World War II.