The Cappellini table lamp PO/9811 is a bright sculpture of the Dutchman designer Marcel Wanders. The combination of simple forms and large measures makes PO/9811 equally noticeable as restrained and elegant. Since 1998 the lamp is manufactured by the Italian company Cappellini.
Marcel Wanders designed PO/9811 initially as part of his lamps collection Big Shadows that are more modern artworks as classic lamps with their clear designs and oversized measures. As PO/9811 is the smallest lamp in its family, Wanders called her suitably Little Big Shadow. Only the Italian company Cappellini named it PO/9811.
With a height of 86 centimetres and a diameter of 56 centimetres, the table lamp PO/9811 is an illuminated eye-catcher on tables, sideboards and other surfaces, The striking size 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.
Inside of PO/9811 there are two illuminants that light the whole lamp corpus. Softly the diffuse light comes through the shade that is made out of cotton by Cappelini. A 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/9811. 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 design year, 1998 in this case.