Kaori (Kaori1) vintage table/wall lamp Kazuhide Takahama for Sirrah/Imola, Italy
Kaori (‘Kaori 1′) lamp by designer Kazuhide Takahama (1930-) for Sirrah/Imola, Italy. Dimensions (height x length): 23 x 35 cm (9 x 13.8 inch). The design of the identical but at 29 x 40 cm (11.5 x 15.7 inch) slightly larger’Kaori 2′ is from 1975. The Kazuki and Kaori lamps, for example, were the result of a masterful formal combination of traditional Japanese finishes. The two lamps were composed of an alumin [i] um base and counter base, with mounted, silhouetted bars of alumin[i]um that hold the white polyester elasticized fire-resistant shade. The fabric filters the light, creating a soft, suffused effect. Kaori was awarded the Compasso d’Oro in 1979. Designed not only for on a table or desk, but also for against a wall. In total two’Kaori 1′ lamps available, one pristine and the other one repaired. UPDATE: ONLY THE REPAIRED ONE IS STILL AVAILABLE. The year of production is unknown (the lamp is no longer in production for many years now). Both in very good condition. Everything is still original: wire; switch; fitting; frame parts; white stretch fabric shade. Both lamps still have the Sirrah sticker attached underneath. One of both lamps has a fabric repair of 2-3 cm (roughly 1 inch) at the side of the bow (see photo). Light source fitting type is E14′small’ screw fitting. This offer can thus only appl y to countries using 210-240V mains. See own 3 photos of both Kaori lamps. From a pet and smoke free home! Kazuhide Takahama was born in Mijasaki in 1930 and studied architecture at the Industrial University of Tokyo, where he began his work from 1953. His work shows a combination of the functionalist lesson of the Modern Movement with the sensitivity and traditional Japanese aesthetic. In 1957, he met Dino Gavina at the XI Triennale of Milan. An important and long professional collaboration with the Bologna entrepreneur began with this meeting. His first project in Italy following his partnership with Gavina was the Taka bed, a portable solid wood structure with supports made of curved plywood, in 1957. From the same year, the sofa bed Naeko, with a distinguished, clear geometry became the first industrially produced product by Gavina. Takahama’s style is revealed even in the simplest creations, such as the small Gea case, produced in 1963. The three seating systems, Marcel, Raymond and Suzanne — created as an homage to Marcel Duchamp and his brothers — came from his research on the use of expanded polyurethane. Indeed, they represent three possible functions for expanded polyurethane cut in large blocks. Gavina put them into production in 1965. The study of modular systems was at the heart of Takahama’s interest for some projects developed at the beginning of the 70s. Among them, were Siro, a single, stackable element, adapted to form shelving of different configurations. The modular unity Dada(1966), came from the fundamental idea of being able to create an indeterminate number of compositional solutions. Three versions were created: solid wood with beveled corners, melamine wood and injected plastic. In 1974, Takahama designed the Mantella (Simon) couch. The name recalls the divan’s distinctive design: an interchangeable “mantle” conceals the linear structure of expanded polyurethane padding and multi-level base. One of the last projects designed in this partnership with Gavina was the Sirmione seat for public spaces (1991), that was placed in the project Simongavina paradisoterrestre, also created by Gavina, who in those years was interested in degraded spaces in the cities. When, in 1974, Dino Gavina began his collaboration with Sirrah, the contribution of Takahama was instrumental for the creation of a new formal line for the Imola company. The two lamps were composed of an aluminum base and counter base, with mounted, silhouetted bars of aluminum that hold the white polyester elasticized fire-resistant shade. Other examples of Takahama’s elegant and linear style are the Sirio (1977) and Totem (1982) lamps. Sirio is a floor lamp consisting of a varnished, metallic silhouette that constitutes the basic structure. In 1986, two years prior to the fruitful collaboration between Dino Gavina and Sirrah, Takahama designed Nefer, a lamp that combined geometric elements and poetic details thanks to the diffuser made of white polyester fabric. YOU WANT THE PRISTINE LAMP? YOU WANT THE PRISTINE AND ALSO THE REPAIRED LAMP? For the Netherlands it will be EUR 8.00. Also see the below overview. Faeroer Islands & Greenland, Germany, France incl. Corsica, Monaco, Italy excl. San Marino, Vatican City, Luxemburg, Austria, Spain incl. Canary Islands, United Kingdom excl. Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, Sweden. Azores, Madeira, Romania, Slovenia, Slowakia, Tsjech Republic. The item “Kaori (Kaori1) vintage table/wall lamp Kazuhide Takahama for Sirrah/Imola, Italy” is in sale since Wednesday, April 13, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Electric\Table Lamps”. The seller is “foolcook” and is located in Amsterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country of Manufacture: Italy