With its sleek yet optimistic clarity of form; a light, triangular shade seemingly floating off a weighty cylindric base, Italian design icon Joe Colombo’s table lamp nods to Asian heritage, the name ‘Riscio’ deriving from the Italian word for ‘rickshaw’. Designed in matte lacquered sheet steel, Riscio is a timeless and versatile table lamp for contemporary homes and public spaces.
Riscio is introduced in three appealing colours to fit any style: midnight blue, white and dark red
Joe Colombo studied at the Polytechnic of Milan and the Brera Art Academy. After an important, albeit brief, escapade with informal painting, he decided to devote himself entirely to design and architecture. In 1954, he participated in an exhibition at the 10th Triennale, and in 1956 his first architectural project was completed in Milan, in via Rosolino Pilo.
A precursor of the study of ergonomic design, he developed unique products with a dynamic sculptural appearance.
Many of his objects are considered milestones of design and are part of the collections of the world’s most important museums, such as the MoMa and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.