The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies has awarded the Mayfair lamp, design by Diego Fortunato, the 2017 GOOD DESIGN Award just in time for the US and Canada launch of the collection.
Founded in Chicago in 1950, the GOOD DESIGN award is the most prestigious and well-known program for design superiority.
The MAYFAIR lamp collection was designed to improve the illumination of small spaces by integrating traditional elements with new technological advancements.
The transmission of historical legacy to the present day through timeless form sets this lamp apart. The reimagining of a more sophisticated time, Diego Fortunato has developed a lamp that attempts to summon something of the French Bouillotte table lamp.
“I wanted to design a product with a historical reference because people, in these times of uncertainty, love to have some reference to the past. We have all seen these lamps in old houses and films. I don’t believe in arbitrary design. There has to be a concept.”
Mayfair has transcended its original inspiration with a highly contemporary style featuring innovative materials, an elegant silhouette and a refined LED light.