Roberto Baciocchi

Six Practically Perfect Floor Lamps from the Italian Architect Behind the Prada Stores

Remember this house tour that published a few years ago in T Magazine? With its Ekstrem chairs, velvet couches, 18th-century wooden toilet, and circular bed covered in fox fur? Yeah, that one. We’ve pretty much been obsessed with its owner, the Italian architect Roberto Baciocchi — aka the man who designs all the Prada stores — ever since. (If anyone ever wants to buy us a set of flatware, you know what to do.) His latest works for Nilufar Gallery, which we spotted on Instagram and are publishing here today, only serve to fan the flames: a series of six geometric floor lamps, with materials like brass, slate, iron, and velvet stacked into neat totems. Our favorites are a simple rectangle of Baldassari yellow that tucks into its trapezoidal base and a cylinder where a sheath of blue velvet mimics the look of oxidized metal.  (And now we’re falling into an Italian design rabbit hole. Join us, won’t you?)

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