From Nicolai Canetti, the NYC-based designer known for bringing postmodernist design into people’s homes in the 1980s, comes this quirky Idea Bulb Paperweight. Inspired by the age-old adage of a light bulb as a source of ideas and symbol for creativity, this illusory object sits steadily at a gravity-defying angle. This translucent solid acrylic design brings a bright pop of color to your desk, while the aluminum top mimics a light bulb’s screw tip. It measures 4h x 2.25”diam. Postmodern designs are represented in MoMA’s collection.
Size4h x 2.25" diam.
Year of Design1980
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Known for his postmodern and Memphis-style designs, Canetti founded his design consulting firm in NYC in 1980. During the 1980s and '90s, he played a pivotal role in bringing postmodern design into people's homes. In 1994, he conceived the first magnetic picture frame—a “frameless frame” that does not detract from the photos or objects being displayed. Besides being a designer, Canetti is an accomplished photographer, publishing over 15 books of his work.Shop Nicolai Canetti Designs
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