1968 - 1979
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The insights on the modularity of the flow of light triggered with the successful Eclisse project also animate this subsequent design of the Telegono lamp, again produced by Artemide.

In Telegono, a table lamp with reflected light with a powerful sculpted design, the orientation of the light on the surface plane can be modified through a swivelling semi-lampshade hinged to the body of the lamp that acts as an eyelid. Manufactured in two plastic materials, the body in free-standing matte melamine and the eyelid shade in opalescent PMMA, the lamp was originally produced in three colours: white, black, red. The Telegono lamp was included in the Ikea catalogue in 1970 until 1971.


technical data

Melamine, PMMA. White, black, red. The catalogue of 1972 shows an orange version.

cm. 40 x 27
awards, acknowledgements, etc.

1970 Silver Medal at the Wiener Mobelsalons International, Vienna.

An orange version of the lamp was exhibited at the Archive & Collection, IKEA Museum, Älmhult, Sweden.


A. Tassinari, Incontro con Vico Magistretti, in Cinquemattoni 4, aprile 1973

[senza titolo], in Design diffusion news 34, giugno 1995

[senza titolo], in Domus 775, ottobre 1995

Beppe Finessi, Vico Magistretti, Mantova, Corraini 2003, pp./nn. 26-27

AAVV, Five Maestros of Lighting design, Lightopia, Weil am Rhein, Vitra Design Museum 2014, pp./nn. 21

project profile by Rosa Chiesa