Originally they were two sheets of flat glass, one big and one small, resting on a conical metal mould. Then came the intense heat of a tunnel kiln and the flat sheets became conical, as if by magic. Technical magic.

Lapiccola lamp designed by Michele De Lucchi for Produzione Privata is a large pendant lamp made from bent glass and silkscreened.

The lamp is made by hand shaping a glass plate of PLX with a normal thickness of 4 mm. The shape is obtained by placing the glass on a metal mold. The heat of the tunnel oven moves the glass and makes a conical structure from an originally flat glass. The bearing structure, the location of the bulb holder, visible metal, is constituted by a flat disk painted metal attached to the central support. The outer surface is sandblasted and silkscreened.

Ph. Michele De Lucchi, Luca Tamburlini / Polifemo fotografia (still lifes on white background)


Technical details

Material / Finishings

curved glass satin finish

grey painted metal


ø cm 60
Diffuser H cm 14
Metal wire L cm 150
Total H cm 168

Europe / Japan / USA rosette
ø cm 12 x H cm 3.7

Technical data

Class I  

Suggested bulbs:
1 x 23 W (E27) fluorescent   
1 x max 27 W (E27) 
1 x max 70 W (E27) ES halogen