E63 Table Lamp

Designer: Umberto Riva


Director: Denis Villeneuve

Brutal but oh-so-beautiful is the metal E63 table lamp designed by Umberto Riva (currently manufactured by Tacchini Italia) as seen in the NYPD office in Blade Runner 2049.

The design for this lamp dates back to 1963, and has recently been reissued with the name E63. This alphanumeric code is a reflection of the intellectual complexity of its designer: part architect, part designer, part artist, part light-tamer. It is a table lamp designed with precision, featuring simple lines around broad surfaces that seemingly give a solid form to the light itself: steel, almost armour, protecting the source.

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