Circa 1970 America
Mid-Century Polished Chrome Willy Rizzo Lamp
Height 26 inches (66 cm)
Width 14 inches (36.5 cm)
Depth 14 inches (36.5 cm)
A mid-century polished chrome tubular table lamp. With dimmer switch and signed, Willy Rizzo.
Born in Naples, Willy Rizzo (1928-2013) began his career as a photographer in Paris in the 1940s. A great photographer of personalities, fashion and great reports, he exhibited all over the world: at Galerie Agathe Gaillard in Paris, at Galerie Bukamura in Tokyo, at Maison de la Photographie in Moscow, at Mallett gallery in New York and London, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, or even at the MUBE in São Paulo.
Imagination and necessity launched Willy Rizzo into the world of furniture design. As a photographer of playboys and Starlets, he had a ready-made customer base eager to build their living quarters around an ultra-modern Rizzo piece and items that remain as timeless as his images.