Marc Newson

Super Guppy Lamp

Super Guppy Lamp

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Marc’s first lighting design conceived during his time working with Idée in Japan. 

The floor lamp is fabricated using existing elements found in a Japanese builders merchants.  The aluminium and glass industrial lamp attaches to a vertical, curved aluminium tapered tube, supported on a base consisting of a curved aluminium tube cross-bar on castors with a tapered stabilising aluminium arm extending at right angles from the centre of the cross-bar to floor level. 

“I’d always loved Castiglioni’s ready-mades and once I got to Japan I was really excited by all the cool stuff in the builder’s stores. I found this factory that did great street lamp fittings. So I got a lamp and put on this piece of tubular steel.”

Year

1987

Sector

Furniture

Key materials

Aluminium
Electronic components