Franco Albini and Franca Helg
Interior/exterior sconces mod. 267
Painted glass, painted metal
6½ w x 11 d x 18 h in.
Pipe dia. 1¾ in.
For internal or external use.
The Orchetta wall lamps were designed in 1962 by Franco Albini and Franca Helg and manufactured by Gino Sarfatti‘s light company Arteluce. During 1962 and 1963, Franco Albini and Franca Helg designed Milan’s Line #1 subway stations and one can see how the style and color used for this lamp resemble the iconic hand railing of Line #1 of Milan subway station.
Bucci, Fulvio Irace - Zero Gravity, Franco Albini: Costruire le Modernità 2006, pg. 271, Milan, Milan Triennale
Giuliana Gramigna - Repertorio Del Design Italiano 1950 2000 Per L'arredamento Domestico 2000, pg. 104, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Italy, Libro Co. Italia Srl