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Fortuny lamp – in new light

The iconic Fortuny lamp is now available with LED bulbs

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BY Janice Seow

December 9th, 2013


Designer Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo is best remembered as a celebrated painter from the late 19th century. Throughout his illustrious career, the Spanish artist was also known to have moonlit as a lighting engineer. One of his most prominent creation is the Palluco Fortuny lamp, first conceived in 1907.

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The Pallucco Fortuny lamp was inspired by experimental stage lighting systems of that era. A camera tripod inspired the lamp base with its height-adjustable central leg, and over-sized stage reflectors gave birth to the iconic design of the lamp’s rotating shade.

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In 2013, the Fortuny lamp receives a modern update while retaining its contemporary yet timeless design. The new lamps are equipped with LED bulbs, bringing the Fortuny lamp in line with current world energy-saving trends.

Like the conventional model, the new version comes in both classic (large) and petite sizes, and is fitted with dimmable, high-power LED bulbs. The Fortuny floor lamp has a steel framework in lacquered epoxy powder finish in black, white or titanium, with oversized shades made from cotton and linen.

The Fortuny lamp is carried in Hong Kong at colourliving.

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