Taccia table lamp, 1962
Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Aluminum, glass, steel, 24 3/8 x 19 5/8 x 19 5/8"
Manufactured and lent by Flos
Available from the MoMA Design Store
Taccia is the upside-down version of a hanging lamp. The convex surface of a white aluminum dome is positioned on top of a deep, translucent glass bowl and becomes the reflecting screen of the table lamp. To control its glare, the incandescent bulb is hidden inside the metal base, corrugated to better disperse the bulb's heat. The glass bowl can rotate to adjust the light's direction.