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sold / Timberline floor lamp by Mads Caprani for Caprani Light, 1970s


With its linen pleated lampshade and its bentwood arm the Timberline floor lamp embodies what has been called Scandinavian ‘soft modernism’, referring to the use of organic materials and the emphasis on craftsmanship and detailing. It opposes the shift to new materials such as plastics and methods of mass production in the era of Post-war reconstruction.
The Timberline floor lamp was designed by the Danish Micheli Alessio (Mads) Caprani in the 1970s. Doodling question marks in his sketchbook, he invented the first distinctive element of what would result in a unique and iconic design. He combined the elegantly modern and curvy shape of the lamp's arm with a rather traditional shape of a rigid triangular lampshade. For its execution he was inspired by the traditional craftsmanship of the Danish Klint family who had been experimenting with pleated paper lamp shades since the early 20th century.






in stock

w 60 x d 60 x h 153 cm



mint condition



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