Pillola Lamps Lamps, 1968
This is a lamps. It was designed by C. Emanuele Ponzio and Cesare Casati and studio of Studio D.A. and manufactured by Nai Ponteur. It is dated 1968. Its medium is methacrylate, plastic, acrylic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Cesare Casati and Emanuele Pozio’s Pillola lights, designed in 1968, are representative of Italy’s anti-design movement of the mid-1960s and 1970s. They culturally channel the works of Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol with their oversized and humorous depiction of pills. Each light’s ability to move at varying angles evokes the haphazard look of pills accidentally dropped, demonstrating both their plastic materiality and the designer’s sense of humor. The lights are made out of ABS plastic and acrylic.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam. (each): 55.2 × 13 cm (21 3/4 × 5 1/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.