The Uovo was designed by Ben Swildens in 1972.
The Uovo ia a natural form and timeless symbol of perfection, in which symmetry and asymmetry harmoniously coexist.
The ‘shell’ of the egg contained a light source: an ironic idea that still works today. As in nature, the shell of the Uovo lamp is the embodiment of absolute lightness, an elegant form in white satin blown glass that gives off a warm, uniform light.
Available in three sizes, it has all the versatility of a collection designed for multiple uses: from the small version which serves as a tiny utility lamp to the large version, a veritable light sculpture, protagonist of any space.
The Uovo is a Table lamp with diffused light not dimmable. Diffuser made of white blown glass with satin-finish. Base made of white painted metal. Black power cable, plug and switch. European two-pole plug. Bulb not included.
Ben Swildens, born in 1938, is a Dutch designer who spent his childhood traveling from country to country with his father, an architect. In Morocco, at the American school in Tangiers, he learned Arabic and Spanish, and discovered drawing by imitating his father. After a period at the Polytechnic in Switzerland, Ben Swildens enrolled at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.