Following his popular ‘Tropico’ pendant lamp on which he collaborated with the Italian lighting specialists Foscarini in 2008, the Milan-based industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti has recently created this new table and floor lights called ‘Magneto’. Made of painted steel and available at the end of March 2012 in either red or grey colour version, the minimalist, pared-down lamp emits an intensive and precise beam of LED light, which can be adjusted and repositioned thanks to ‘the mysterious force of a magnet that joins the support rod with a circular base’ of the design.
More about ‘Magneto':
‘The heart of its design is a magnetic sphere. This is the secret of Magneto, a table and reading lamp designed by Giulio Iacchetti, with an invisible power: the mysterious force of a magnet that joins the two elements of which it is made – the support rod with a circular base and the LED light – in a simple, practical way and defines its elegant, minimalist and decisive nature.
‘The light, which resembles an electric torch or a microphone, is extremely versatile to angle and position along the stand, thanks to the magnet’s power of attraction. It has been designed with a special channel to house the cable. The supporting stand of the table version can also be rotated 360° on the base, making Magneto an extremely flexible lamp, perfect for a wide range of uses.
‘The LED light source, chosen as the best expression of the design’s formal and functional rigour, provides an intense, concentrated and precise beam of light. The light can be focussed downward to light a small area, like a book, a magazine or a computer keyboard, or upwards to create a soft effect and an intriguing atmosphere.
‘Its colour – red or grey – is a fundamental element of this lamp, which is perfect for a range of different spaces and moments: from the office to the lounge, and from the living room to the bedroom. Its personality is special, strong and subtle, attractive and seductive. In one word: magnetic.’