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Giuseppe Ostuni

Italy

Available Works

Biography

A passionate autodidact, Giuseppe Ostuni created the lighting company O’Luce in 1945 — which, alongside Arteluce and Arredoluce, remains one of the most iconic lighting companies to have flourished in 1950s Italy. As the oldest Italian design company to remain active today, O’Luce continues to produce lights resulting from the collaboration of both young and established designers.

Very quickly, O’Luce was picked up by the magazine Domus, ensuring esteem and recognition in Italy and the world. Over the years, the company built a collection of lamps that includes numerous icons of Italian design, including Ostuni’s own “Ochetta” lamp, but also Joe Colombo’s “Acrylic” lamp, which won a gold medal at the Milan Triennale in 1962...

A passionate autodidact, Giuseppe Ostuni created the lighting company O’Luce in 1945 — which, alongside Arteluce and Arredoluce, remains one of the most iconic lighting companies to have flourished in 1950s Italy. As the oldest Italian design company to remain active today, O’Luce continues to produce lights resulting from the collaboration of both young and established designers.

Very quickly, O’Luce was picked up by the magazine Domus, ensuring esteem and recognition in Italy and the world. Over the years, the company built a collection of lamps that includes numerous icons of Italian design, including Ostuni’s own “Ochetta” lamp, but also Joe Colombo’s “Acrylic” lamp, which won a gold medal at the Milan Triennale in 1962.

In his own work produced by O’Luce, Ostuni likes to reveal the qualities of metal, namely its ability to reflect light. His lamps almost always have a brass structure and a colored lacquered metal shade, rising like telescopes with bent shafts and adjustable heights. The shades are often adjustable, which makes his creations very functional.

Group Shows

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Fair

September 08 - September 12, 2021

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Fair

July 15 - July 17, 2021

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Group Show

April 07 - July 30, 2017

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Group Show

September 12 - October 22, 2016

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Group Show

February 12 - March 20, 2016