Boalum - Artemide
table, wall and floor lamp (1970)
Boalum is a table, floor or wall lamp, designed by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini in 1970 for Artemide.
The structure in translucent and flexible white PVC plastic, reinforced with resin terminals. The small torpedo bulbs inside are connected in series to each other and spaced apart by an insulating sphere.
Boalum emits diffused light and its timeless design makes it an evergreen suitable for all environments. Thanks to its flexibility, which makes it unique in shape, it can be placed on the ground or on a table, hung or twisted to invent new shapes and new plays of light every day.
The various elements can be connected in series up to a maximum of 4 pieces for a development of about 8 meters and can be rolled up as desired. Emission of diffused light.
Boalum is an original lamp, which can not be placed in traditional categories. It can be used as a table, floor and wall lamp. Flexible and sinuous as a "snake" can be modeled by varying its shape.
Each fragment is almost 2 meters long and it is possible to connect up to four pieces together. The light is emitted by small torpedo lamps connected in series to each other and spaced by an insulating sphere.
Innovative project where aesthetics and function merge into a harmonious whole, designed to give great freedom of use to the consumer who can choose the length and shape always available to vary according to needs.
Boalum can be used in many different ways, taking various forms, taking advantage of the flexibility and the possibility of inventing sinuous diffused light games.
You can make fun of it by using it on a table, on a wall or on the ground, creating new shapes and even knotting it without problems.
Produced from 1970 to 1983 and slightly modified in 1999, Boalum was rebuilt by replacing the classic light bulbs with high efficiency LEDs.
Boalum is part of numerous design museum collections, starting from the Museum of Modern Art in Philadelphia or the Museum of Italian Design in Milan.
Materials: flexible transparent resin tubular and metal spiral.