Rare limited edition 626 or Alogena floor lamp in silver plated steel by Joe Colombo for O-Luce. The first domestic lamp designed using halogen light that can be adjusted from a very low to a very high level. The light is adjustable in many ways up and down the tall stand, that is made in chrome-plated steel. Signed and numbered 691/1000 on the base.
Joe Colombo was an influential Italian industrial designer of the 1960s. Born in Milan in 1930, Colombo studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in his hometown before launching his own design studio in 1962. He is best known for his innovative and functional furniture designs, many of which are now considered icons of Mid-Century Modern design. Colombo’s work often featured bold colors and unconventional materials, such as plastic and fiberglass. Sadly, his career was cut short when he died at the age of 41 in 1971. However, his legacy lives on through his designs, which continue to be popular and influential to this day.