Dreaming of Gold
Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti for Oluce, the Atollo table lamp is an iconic, enduring classic of Italian design. As part of the MOMA Collection, it really is a work of art, a perfectly poised geometric sculpture with timeless appeal. I’ve admired it in black lacquer and white opaline Murano glass for years, but I hadn’t paid much attention to the gold lacquered version. That is, until I saw the striking gold Atollo lamp in the Hong Kong apartment designed by Ilse Crawford (which I recently blogged about). It’s just been added to my fantasy furnishings wish list.