The Costanza lamp by Luceplan is one of the happiest reinterpretations of the classic abat-jour model, revisited in this case with the use of the latest technologies and innovative materials. Costanza is the standard bearer of timeless elegance, alien to current trends or ephemeral, a feature that allows it to easily enter any type of environment.
It is the first great success of Luceplan, a company founded by its designer Paolo Rizzatto together with the child of artists Riccardo Sarfatti. Rizzatto has always been a designer very attentive to technological innovation and his Constance was no exception, representing at the time of his release in 1986 a real marvel of technology.
The sober forms are born from an innovative use of materials: on the square base rises a thin telescopic stem that allows you to adjust its height and culminating in the lampshade in the shape of a truncated cone, consisting of a screen-printed polycarbonate sheet folded on itself, easy to clean and replace, available in a wide color palette. The stylistic element that most distinguishes this lamp is the slender rod that protrudes obliquely from the diffuser, which acts as a soft touch switch and for regulating the luminous flux.
The lamp is very light and all the elements that compose it can be easily dismantled, so much so that they are packed in a fascinating almost flat packaging which also makes it a pleasant gift idea. The Costanza lamp is available with LED or incandescent light source and gives life to a vast family of variants that make it suitable for every need.
Over the years, various variants have been added to the classic Costanza floor, table and suspension versions, which in turn can be used in various functions: in 1992 Costanzina, a more discreet miniature version, in 2006 Grande Costanza, in which the proportions are instead enlarged in size oversized and which is also available as Grande Costanza Open Air for outdoor use, in 2008 Lady Costanza, which for the curvature of the stem falls into the large family of arc lamps, and finally in 2015 Costanza Friends of Hue, which uses an innovative Phillips device to allow changing the light temperature, with the possibility of reproducing the entire color spectrum.
The Italian word for design is “progettare,” which means to “throw ahead.” That means good design should perhaps try to introduce something new