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Floor Lamp model "Lotek"
Manufactured by Hollands Licht
Amsterdam, 1982
Aluminum, Linen

Measurements
30 x 30 x 124h cm
11,8 x 11,8 x 48,8h in

Provenance
Private collection, Holland

Details
The light frame made of galvanized steel is barely visible, transparent. The shade, which consists of two Vlieseline cloths draped over each other, provides an atmospheric light. Premsela was inspired by rice paper lamps such as Isamu Noguchi’s Tripod floor lamp.

Biography
Benno Premsela (b.1920-d.1997) was a Dutch designer, known for his influential contributions to the fields of industrial design, interior design, and visual communication. Born in 1920, he began his career in the 1950s, quickly establishing himself as a prominent figure in the Dutch design scene. Premsela's work was characterized by a blend of functionality and artistic expression, often incorporating innovative materials and techniques. He played a pivotal role in shaping the aesthetic sensibilities of post-war Dutch design, advocating for simplicity, practicality, and human-centric design principles. Throughout his career, Premsela collaborated with renowned architects and artists, leaving a lasting legacy that continues to inspire designers today. He passed away in 1997, leaving behind a body of work that reflects his enduring commitment to design excellence and creative innovation.

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