One would never imagine that the thoroughly modern Fortuny floor lamp is, this year, 100 years old. Designed by Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) in 1907, the brilliant floor lamp was originally used in photography and stage lighting. Too beautiful to remain behind the scenes, the design has gone from utilitarian to its now iconic status. A perfect blend of form and function the lamp brings drama to interiors with its large scale and uncommon shape.
Equipped with a 500 watt bulb, the lamp illuminates an entire room with both diffused and reflected light. The steel tripod base is height adjustable (74" - 94") and the large round diffuser rotates to create desired lighting effects. The original 1907 version is produced in black fabric and a black base. New versions in white, beige and printed fabrics are now also in production. The printed fabrics are taken from textile designs by Fortuny, who is most famous for his art nouveau silks and velvets. The inside of the fabric diffuser is always white.
The Fortuny floor lamp is a museum quality piece that will contribute a theatrical flair to both home and contract environments. Made in Italy to the precise original specifications by Palluco.