The Pulcino LED Base Lamp was designed by Eero Aarnio for the brand Serralunga.
Based in Helsinki since the 1950s, Aarnio has has encompassed all sorts of products and styles in his work, often using cutting edge plastics to create new shapes and concepts. Gaining fame with his Bubble and Ball Chairs in the 60s, he has also turned to animal motifs, creating delightful items like the Pulcino LED Base Lamp. Crafted for Italy's Serralungalabel, it is a great example of natural forms matching practical features.
Meaning "chick" in Italian, the name 'Pulcino' refers to the lamp's charming animal form, which allows it to slip harmoniously into indoor and outdoor settings. The Pulcino LED Base Lamp is formed from moulded polyethylene plastic with a pleasing matt finish. The bird-shaped diffuser is relatively small, measuring just 27 x 39 x 80 cm, and the lamp can fit into many awkward spots to illuminate balconies or patios. It's also extremely robust, having been engineered to handle falls and poor weather conditions. Finally, buyers should note that the lamp is equipped with a 10W LED bulb, which is integrated into the product and cannot be changed.