Pietro Chiesa designs the first version of 006, a makeover of the classic lamp

Pietro Chiesa developed his initial design in 1933 and the pyramidal hanging lamp successfully fused the complexity of its construction with the understated structure of its components. Chiesa’s offbeat approach to a new look for the traditional chandelier with classic candles placed 006 firmly on the contemporary design map. His first version failed to make it into the catalogue but was later retrieved from the FontanaArte archives. After some reworking, the current 006 design evolved into a mount with several chrome-plated brass arms, each holding a small frosted blown glass bowl that houses the light source. The lighting effect is intense but never too bright.

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