The Cheshire Floor Lamp was created by GamFratesi for Italian design company Fontana Arte.
Founded in 1932 by Luigi Fontana, who previously owned a glass manufacturing company, and Gio Ponti, previously an architect and industrial designer, Fontana Arte has become well-known for quality and style. The company quickly made a name for itself with its pioneering glasswork and technical prowess. When Ponti invited Pietro Chiesa to work at the company, a partnership began that inspired both men. Chiesa was a prolific designer, and some of the 1,000 pieces he designed for the company are still in production today.
Danish Italian duo Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi founded GamFratesi Design Studio in 2006. The Cheshire Floor Lamp was inspired by the Cheshire Cat from the classic book 'Alice In Wonderland'. The cat's round body led to the shape of the lamp, which is made from Polycarbonate. The stem and the base are made from metal. It has a height of 145cm, a diameter of 35cm and takes three fluorescent E27 bulbs. The opaque shade projects the light downwards, creating a soft light which makes the Cheshire Floor Lamp ideal for bedrooms or living areas.