The pace demanded by our bustling lives seems to pick up speed each and every year. With this tempestuous tempo in mind, designer Matteo Ugolini created the perfect antidote in the Black Out Spotlight floor lamp. Switch it on, see it bathe a space in a restful glow, and watch as it arouses sighs and relaxes shoulders, whether the setting is an office, a restaurant or a beautifully appointed home. The floor lamp has a structure of white-painted metal and comes in two hues of fiberglass: white and clear.
- Product Name
- Black Out Spotlight Floor Lamp
- Cord Length
- 6 Feet
- Light Source
GU24 A19 Twist Lock1 x 11 Watt
- cUL Certified
Download product specification sheet for a full list of available size and lamping options
- Karman Black Out White Fiberglass
- Karman Black Out Clear Fiberglass
Designer Matteo Ugolini was born in Pesaro, Italy in 1973, showing an affinity for drawing and painting since he was a young boy. This was a sign of things to come, as he has never lost his joy of experimentation with forms and materials. His university years were spent at CNIPA, the Centro Sperimentale Design Ancona. Upon graduation, he went straight to work collaborating with Studio Telemaco, developing furniture and accessories for a variety of design/architectural projects.
In 2008, Ugolini took over the reigns as art director of the Italian brand Karman, designing some of the company’s first lighting lines and setting the company’s branding on its current creatively avant-garde course. Ugolini designed some of Karman’s most popular products—the Déjà-Vu and Ali & Babà among them. The designer’s passionate goal is to cause emotion through lighting, and in keeping with the ironic point of view he espouses, he loves designing but feels no qualms in denouncing the need to be influenced by trends. He simply concentrates on creating products he loves.
Ugolini describes himself as deeply connected to nature, and hopes his designs will inspire a better understanding of all aspects of the natural environment. Along with his lighting creations on his website, the proud father has human ones front-and-center as well, his son Cesare and daughters Elena and Sofia grinning proudly from their candid snapshots. Global Lighting distributes Ugolini’s Via Rizzo 7 pendants, Pietro pendant, Sette Nani family of pendants, and Atelier pendant—which he designed for Karman—in the United States and Canada.
The Black Out Spotlight Floor Lamp recalls the exquisite baskets made by the Pomo and other Californian Native Americans that had practical utility, yet also were stunning works of art. A vessel for gathering and emanating light, the lamp’s delicate latticework partakes in the power and simplicity of such woven baskets. I love how the fixture invites multiple readings of light’s many identities—dappled, raking, soft, sharp, and, above all, ever-changing. Its warp-and-weft design is both open and subtle—desirable traits for a lamp, a basket, and human beings too!