It usually requires the distance of time before something becomes ‘iconic’. Sometimes, what is simply taken for granted when first released becomes highly coveted with the passage of time. And with this hindsight, comments include, ‘it was always iconic and time would tell’. So rather than wait 50 years, the Future Classic series shines a light on more recent heroic designs, whether this takes the form of a chair, a light, a coffee table or even a simple utilitarian appliance found in one’s kitchen.
Mario Nanni’s Roy Tavolo Table Lamp, produced by Viabizzuno, is most likely to be referred to as ‘iconic’ in the not-too-distant future. The classic and elegant table lamp, also conceived as a wall light and a floor lamp, was designed in 1994.