Decorative Table Lamp
Designed by Joe Colombo
Minitopo is a charming thing of automotive inspiration: the slits on the shell recall the air intakes of 1960s sports cars, while the shape of the lampshade matches to the envelope of the classic E27 bulb placed inside, like a hood on the engine below. The resulting shape is a reminiscent of a mouse, hence the ironic name. The light is freely directed by the black handle, the tail, placed on the reflector.
Adjustable metal head painted in glossy white, black, red, green, chrome finishes with supporting stem in chromed metal. Special editions: Chrome Special (total chrome), Gold Special (head in galvanic gold and matte black stem), Iconic Red (total Iconic Red). Head interior painted white. Grip in black thermal insulating material.
Joe Colombo, a pseudonym of Cesare Colombo, is an extremely original Milanese sculptor, painter, architect, and designer. His style, defined as “futuristic”, determined by original figures inspired by the most disparate sources, dynamic furniture systems, and the use of flamboyant metals and colors, contributed to changing the day-to-day life, habits, and customs of Italians and people throughout the world.
To this day, almost fifty years after his death, his most iconic products never cease to amaze.
Twice winner of the Premio Compasso d’Oro (1967 – Spider lamp, 1970 – Candy air conditioner), of the Gold Medal at the Milan Triennale in 1964, and of First Prize at the SMAU in Milan in 1971.