GIBIGIANA

Gibigiana

Gibigiana

Gibigiana

GIBIGIANA

Adjustable table lamp

1980 Design: Achille Castiglioni

1980 Production: Flos

Adjustable lamp with concentrated reflected light from a 20 watt, 12 volt halogen lamp.

The lamp is composed of an aluminium structure, a transformer, a dimmer and an on/off switch, a fuse and the light source directed upwards.

All of the internal components, produced according to safety norms, are enclosed in an insulated casing that prevents the metal from overheating.

The plastic dimmer switch on the back is rounded to facilitate using the thumb and index finger. At the top of the lamp a circular metal reflector with a polished mirror surface reflects a concentrated band of non-glaring light from the concealed halogen source.

This type of lighting provides a focusable band of concentrated light ideal for doing things that require attention and concentration in a place with scarce or no lighting, for example, reading in bed without disturbing another person.

The name derives from childhood memories when kids amused themselves by reflecting the sun with a small mirror or a piece of glass, playing “gibigiana”, a Lombard term for vexatious or naughty.

Last modified: $ Date: 2009-04-03$