Claritas is the first lamp designed by Vico Magistretti, produced with Mario Tedeschi in 1946. The lamp is made of bent metal tubes, painted in black. Parts of the structure are in chromed metal. Aluminium diffuser painted in black, white in the inner part.

Technical drawing

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    E27 A60150Windirect, orientabledimmable, according to bulb230V
    dimmer on cable, orientable, cable length 3,3m
    aluminium + steelCode/ColorCLA ENN 21 black/black/white (internal surface)

Private residence Milan

Vico Magistretti

“The most important thing for me is conceptual simplicity, which is usually translated into constructive clarity. A conceptually simple object could be made just using the telephone”.


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