• Ettore Sottsass Abat-Jour Table Lamp
The grand maestro of Italian design was glad to take on this unusual proposal from B&B Italia: using ceramic, a forgotten material, in the world of designer lighting for his brand new creation.

A classic shape, the cone that sustains a cylinder, gets its personality from the combination of materials, a ceramic base and a blown glass lampshade, and the obviously strong colours in Sottass's style. In fluorescent yellow, grey and mat black models, with lampshade in black blown glass, this lamp by Sottsass won't fail to catch the eye, also for its unusual "reading" size.

Materials and finishes:
handcrafted ceramic base, lampshade in blown glass, chrome-plated structure

Upper screen:
disk in buffed glass

base fluorescent yellow, grey, and mat black


chrome-plated metal

h 60 x d 48 cm.

Standard bulb 4x40W E14

Ettore Sottsass

B&B Italia