WWF Tower, Lamp by Matteo Thun for Bieffeplast, Stillight series, Italy 1985


The WWF Tower is part of the cult "Stillight" series of lamps created by Matteo Thun for Bieffeplast in 1985 in Italy. Designed like fortified structures and made in enamelled metal, the architectural structures cast a soft atmospheric light. Each of these lamps have their own charismatic personality, their own presence in a room.

The WWF Tower is a large 37.2" floor lamp sitting on four high platform-boots like feet.

The diamond-shaped holes of the perforated metal inhabits the facades of this Lilliputian skyscraper.

Enamelled stell. 37.2 x 14.8 x 14.8 inches.

Matteo Thun was a prominent Memphis Group member. A lot of his creations for Memphis are among the most iconic and recognizable from the movement. For example his tea pots for Memphis are some kind of perfect creatures coming from other worlds, some kind of alien technology using ancient knowledge. Each tea pot encompasses and transcends all design history, they're timeless like the metal forts from the "Stillight" series.

Also available from the same series, the Maddalena. A must see.