“To be honest, all my lamps don’t shed much light; they are primarily objects”, said Paolo Tilche, the eclectic Milanese architect and entrepreneur. The Anna table lamp — a very simple conical lampshade with a single perforated steel rod that forms the base and houses the electric cable — is the creation that contradicts him. Its sleek lines shed both direct and indirect light by illuminating the surface below it and the walls, room and everything around it.
(1925 – 2003) Born in Egypt, he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 1949 and immediately started working as an architect developing both residential and industrial buildings. In 1955, he opened Arform, a design store in Milan. At the same time, he worked intensively as a designer for important brands such as Ideal Standard, Guzzini, Bonacina. He later hosted “Il piacere della casa“, archetype of the TV show dedicated to design.