The design of the Tikal diffused light lamp arises from the recurring idea of light modulating membranes underlying the successful Eclisse lamp designed in the ?70s. The same formula, based on the scalability of light intensity adjusted through the formal transformation of elements, gives life to the Tikal lamp: a sort of helmet consisting of two off-axis elements of which the base is fixed and is topped by a second mobile element. The resulting geometry in motion determines the variable configuration of the object in space, and as usual, the lamp does not expose any mechanical element to explain its inner functioning. The design of the Tikal dates back to 2005 and represents the evolution of a preceding patent for a lamp with an adjustable light flow (Patent N. 967642, Italy, 20 September 1972) filed in 1972, and the formalization of a concept already used in the 1965 Eclisse and 1969 Dalù lamps.
Aluminium. White, grey, midnight blue
AAVV, Vico Magistretti. Intuizioni concettuali tra modernità e tradizione, Milano, RCS 2016, Lezioni di Architettura e Design, pp./nn. 35
Domus 2005, 883, pp./nn. 35-37