Fortuny, Fortuny Petite
Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo
Conceived by Mariano Fortuny in 1907, the Fortuny floor lamp continues to be considered a contemporary and timeless icon to this day. The know-how and talent of the eclectic artist gave shape to the Fortuny lamp design with which he revolutionized stage lighting and experimented with a new indirect lighting system for the stage. The idea for the base came from the camera’s tripod, with its adjustable leg, while for the lampshade Mariano Fortuny reversed the typical lampshades of the time, making them tiltable and thus creating a light orientation instrument. In the history of design, there are few projects capable of lending themselves to new interpretations, keeping an unmistakable personality. The new version with Silver fabric from the famous Rubelli weaving mill is yet another example.