In 1964, Italian designer Giancarlo Mattioli, guided by the era’s enthusiasm for space-age forms and materials, experimented with then-newly-available thermoplastic resins. The result was this Nesso Table Lamp, an object represented in MoMA’s collection. Invoking an otherworldly mushroom, the Nesso Lamp’s eye-catching shape provides diffused incandescent light. Produced by Artemide, the Nesso Table Lamp has an on/off switch on its 48"l cord and requires four 25W candelabra base incandescent bulbs (not included). The Nesso measures 13.5h x 21.25"diam., with a 8.25”d base.