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By Gianfranco Frattini

Model 597 Floor Lamp

€ 899

First released in 1961, the Model 597 by Italian virtuoso Gianfranco Frattini is the lamp that launched him as a lighting designer. Its unique and playful form perfectly encapsulates Frattini’s extraordinary approach to the aesthetics of light. Model 597’s unique nylon fringes were inspired by both the world of fashion and the fringed entrance curtains commonly found in Italy’s bars and grocery stores in the late 1950s. Thanks to the array of lateral bulbs, the Table Lamps emit a 360o play of indirect light, softened by the fringes to create a rich ambient glow, while the reflective aluminum cover adds warmth to the uplight.Model 597 is light-hearted in expression, but serious about functionality – bringing sophistication, fun and character to interiors without resorting to superfluous decorative flourishes.

  • Lamp Base:Polished Aluminum
  • Lamp Shade:Cream Fringe
ITEM NO: 10119103
    • Market Compliance:Europe e x . UK
    • Design:Model 597
    • Product Net Weight Kg:3.7
    • Gross Weight Kg:4.5
    • Gross Height Meter:0.49
    • Gross Length Meter:0.48
    • Gross Depth Meter:0.48
    • Lightbulb Socket:EU - 7 x E27 (bulb not included)
    • Lumen Watt Recommended:470 Lumen (~ 4W-6W LED)
    • Lamp Height:45 cm
    • Lamp Stand:Ø42 cm
    • Cord Length:250 cm

First released in 1961, the Model 597 by Italian virtuoso Gianfranco Frattini is the lamp that launched him as a lighting designer. Its unique and playful form perfectly encapsulates Frattini’s extraordinary approach to the aesthetics of light. Model 597’s unique nylon fringes were inspired by both the world of fashion and the fringed entrance curtains commonly found in Italy’s bars and grocery stores in the late 1950s. Thanks to the array of lateral bulbs, the Table Lamps emit a 360o play of indirect light, softened by the fringes to create a rich ambient glow, while the reflective aluminum cover adds warmth to the uplight.Model 597 is light-hearted in expression, but serious about functionality – bringing sophistication, fun and character to interiors without resorting to superfluous decorative flourishes.

REVIVING A LIGHTING ICON

 
 

TIMELESS DESIGN

 

Debuting in 1961, the Model 597 lamp marked Italian virtuoso Gianfranco Frattini's entry into the world of lighting design. Characterized by its compact, cylindrical shape, the Model 597 boasts multiple bulbs and whimsical fringes that cleverly conceal its multifunctional features. This lamp's distinctive and playful design beautifully exemplifies Frattini's exceptional approach to the artistry of illumination.

THE GRAND RETURN

 

Now, more than six decades after it was first produced, the Model 597 is back, its characteristic and timeless blend of versatility, elegance, tactility, and light-hearted whimsy ready to delight a new generation. Referring to Frattini’s original drawings alongside an original example of the design, GUBI, and the Frattini family have reissued the Model 597 Floor Lamp as it was.

 

360º RADIANCE

 

Its distinctive nylon fringes cascade gracefully from a diabolo-shaped aluminum base, where six lateral bulbs encircle the central core, while an additional bulb resides above, casting an enchanting 360º radiance through the fringes. This luminary masterpiece also creates an ethereal uplight, its glow dancing upon the polished aluminum, all within your control through a dual-button switch.

POLISHED ALUMINUM

 

The body is constructed from an aluminum plate, which is spun on a lathe and shaped over a mold. The Floor Lamp comprises two pieces, which are attached using three finger screws. These are also used to affix the baseplate and cover the lamp, making it easy to disassemble for repair or recycling.

 

DISCOVER THE COLLECTION

GIANFRANCO FRATTINI

 

From door handles and jewelry to homes and hotels, Gianfranco Frattini left an indelible mark on modern Italian design over the course of his 50-year career. Experienced at creating interiors for public spaces such as restaurants and nightclubs, he appreciated the importance of modulating light to create nuances within an interior – forming areas of both functional focus and warm, subtle radiance that contribute to the atmosphere and sense of place. When he died in his beloved Milan in 2004, Frattini left behind one of the richest and most varied legacies of any 20th-century designer, encompassing award-winning furniture – both indoor and outdoor – modern icons, and landmark interiors that shaped the taste of the era.