The Floor Lamp PO/9815 has been designed by Marcel Wanders for the Italian company Cappellini in 1998. More an illuminated sculpture than a common floor lamp this Wanders lamp combines simple forms with oversized measures.
With a height of 1.6 metres the floor lamp PO/9815 is a room-filling eye-catcher. The noticeable dimension stands in contrast to the minimalist and clear design of the lamp: round and factual forms offer visual weightlessness to it in combination with large, white spaces.
Because of its size and the diffuse light, Marcel Wanders did initially call his lamps-collection Big Shadow. Inside of the floor lamp there are two illuminants that light the whole lamp-corpus. Softly the light shines through the shades that are made out of cotton by Cappellini. A carrying metallic frame ensures the lamp’s stability.
Because of its clear and simple design, Cappellini included the table lamp into its Progetto Oggetto collection in 1998 and named it PO/9815. The unusual name is a sort of serial number that identifies the product as part of the Progetto Oggetto collection. The abbreviation PO stands for Progetto Oggetto and the first two numbers stand for the year of design, 1998 in this case.Also in our blog:
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