table lamp / contemporary / solid wood / cotton
MORAGAS by Antoni de Moragas
Santa & Cole
cotton, solid wood
dimmable, LED, incandescent, compact fluorescent
At the ripe old age of forty-four, rationalist architect and the first chairman of the FAD Industrial Design Association Antoni de Moragas Gallissà (1913-1985) conceived this lamp to use in his own professional office.
A large solid wood cylinder holds aloft a luminous head with three bulbs providing a well-distributed source of light, all covered by a substantial circular shade. The white cotton ribbon of this shade is typically used for bookbinding and has a silk thread running along the edge, providing an asymmetry that generates warm light and shade effects against the light.
By all accounts, Moragas had this lamp on his desk and regularly used it to place notes and cards marking the visits he’d just received, placed in between the folds in the ribbon.