Daniela Puppa pour Fontana Arte, Lampe modèle 2850, circa 1990, Italie
Daniela Puppa (1947) for Fontana Arte, Table lamp model 2850,
The almond base in cast aluminum,
circa 1990, Italy.
Measures: Width 42 cm, height 61 cm, depth 15 cm.
An eclectic architect and designer, she has made style and elegance her distinctive feature. She graduated from the Polytechnic of Milan, began as editor of the magazine Casabella and took part in the birth of Modo. She approaches the world of design through her experiments with the groups of Alchimia and Memphis. Since then she has never stopped, ranging from the world of furniture, lighting, textile design. In parallel, in Paris, she collaborates as a designer of accessories for the group LVMH and Dior. She has a longstanding relationship with Fontana Arte: in the early 1980s - under the artistic direction of Gae Aulenti - she designed, together with Franco Raggi, the installations for the events in which the company played a leading role. In 1992 she designed Prima Signora, a floor lamp with timeless elegance for the Milanese company. She teaches at the Politecnico di Milano in the Faculty of Industrial Design, at the IULM and at the Domus Academy in Milan, where she holds seminars and is the speaker of projects concerning the connections between the fashion system and design.