I like this idea. Updating a classic for the 21st century. In this case, the 1960s Gae Aulenti Pipistrello Lamp gets a Bluetooth upgrade. Read more
I've seen the larger versions of this Guzzini Clan table lamp on offer for seriously high prices. So right now, this one is something of a bargain.
The work of the company's in-house Studio 6G design team and produced from 1968 through to 1977, this is the larger version of the lamp, large enough to be used as a floor lamp if you wish, with a height of 51cm and a diameter of 46cm.
A space age classic and right now, at just £2.
Find out more at the eBay website
Also, thanks to Andrew for pointing out another vintage gem from Guzzini currently up for auction, this stunning Quadrifoglio table lamp by Gae Aulenti. It's on a Buy It Now for £425 and you can find out more here.
Great spot by Andrew (many thanks) on eBay, not least because a pair recently sold for over £1,000 on eBay. I'm talking about these Artemide Pileino table lamps by Gae Aulenti.
The difference? Well, the oriignal pair, which sold for £1,105, was boxed and as 'new', rare for an item long out of circulation. But even allowing for that, this used pair is still a potential bargain. Designed by Gae Aulenti in 1972, the lamp is a space age classic, probably best known for its appearance in the Space 1999 series and still screaming the era. Not, as you might expect, plastic either – that adjustable casing is actually lacquered metal.
Sadly that casing isn't in perfect condition here. While both work, there is obvious wear to the lamps, which is well photographed on the site. So not perfect, but for such rare designs, still worth considering if the price is right – especially for two of them. Right now they're at £5.11.