Luxury Design, Past & Present
Eye-catching large floor lamp by Elio Martinelli, model 2144 "Mappamondo", manufactured by Martinelli Luce in 1968.
This beautiful lamp has a white metal uniquely shaped white metal frame and a large round plastic hood that consists of two parts. It would make an outstanding addition to every modern interior.
In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
Martinelli studied as a set designer at the Institute of Fine Arts in Florence before he began contributing to his father’s business within the lighting sector. Using the experience gained from several years of set design, Martinelli focused originally on interior design and on fittings for retail outlets, restaurants, hotels and public houses.
Constantly working to deadlines, Martinelli began designing and installing his own lighting systems in the premises he was outfitting. This led to the development of what would become Martinelli Luce in the 1950s, now a world-renowned manufacturer of lighting systems.