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The La Stanza dello Scirocco table lamp designed by Mario Trimarchi, comes in two versions: one in 18/10 stainless steel, and the other white (obtained by using an epoxy paint). They each produce different lighting effects, and therefore different atmospheres. The steel lamp offers a warm light, with flickering shadows. The white one tends to shed light in a more even way, with a brighter light and sharper shadows. To further mark the difference between the two versions, La Stanza dello Scirocco is fitted with a transparent bulb that emits a direct, less diffused light, leaving the lamp screens to transform the final overall effect. The bulb-holder is inserted in a smaller casing, made of the same metal cards as the outer one. The lamp base has non-slip rubber feet.
Mario Trimarchi, born in Sicily, has lived and worked in Milan since 1983. An architect of the “freehand” generation, he has always moved freely within the visual universe and considers drawing, photography, design and image as equal components with the same theoretical approach. Between 1994 and 1998 Trimarchi was Director of Advanced Design at the Domus Academy and from 1989 to 2000 was part of the Olivetti Design Studio, where he worked with Michele De Lucchi. In 1999 he founded his own Corporate Identity Care studio, FRAGILE. With FRAGILE he designs systems of identity, coordinated image and visual alphabets through which diverse individualities can be expressed. He has designed many trademarks, most notably for Poste Italiane, the graphics for numerous large exhibitions, communications systems for Italian design companies and, finally, many displays and interiors. Never relinquishing his passion for drawing, architecture or design, he is currently working on the theme of unstable geometries, which he utilises within the context of our relationships with everyday objects in an attempt to change, however slightly, our habitual patterns of living.