Metropoli, “revolutionary within”. Simple, almost elementary. Elegant, positively impeccable. The die-cast aluminium frame houses the diffuser and a series of interchangeable optics whereby either incandescent, halogen or fluorescent bulbs may be used. The diffuser comes in moulded prismatic glass or in opal polycarbonate (waterproof). The wide rear hole allows rapid electrical connection during installation and convenient inspection of the system during operation. The diffuser closure system, of the “watch-case” type, facilitates bulb replacement and cleaning of the reflectors. From interiors to porticoes or gardens, Metropoli can create a pleasant continuity between the interior and exterior of an architecture.
- Diecast aluminum body
- Moulded glass or polycarbonate diffuser
- Diameter: 17 cm / 6.7 Inch
- Height: 8 cm / 3 Inch
- Diameter: 27 cm / 10.6 Inch
- Height: 10 cm / 4 Inch
- Diameter: 38 cm / 15 Inch
- Height: 12 cm / 4.7 Inch
- Prismatic Glass Diffuser suitable for damp locations
- Polycarbonate Diffuser suitable for wet locations
- cUL Listed
- Prismatic Glass Diffuser: 40W G16 Candelabra Base
- Polycarbonate Diffuser: 9W Fluorescent CFQ G23-2
- ADA compliance
- Prismatic Glass Diffuser: 100W A-19, 75W T-10 Halogen, or 23W CFEL Medium Base
- Polycarbonate Diffuser: 2 x 18W Fluorescent CFQ G24 q-2
- ADA compliance
- Prismatic Glass Diffuser: 150W A-21, 100W T-10 Halogen, or 23W CFEL Medium Base
- Polycarbonate Diffuser: 2 x 26W Fluorescent CFQ G24 d-3
Luceplan was founded with the objective of creating and producing interior and exterior lighting and to enhance the quality of living. Energy saving is top priority. Embracing the environmental compatibility of their whole operation – from choice of materials to the manufacturing process, from product durability to product maintenance. If an object is to last, it needs to be beautiful as well as technologically sound. But a long-lasting product also offers better environmental compatibility and it outlives fashions. Formed in 1978, Luceplan’s history is marked by well-defined constant – experimentation, research and quality and by a philosophy focused on creating “beautiful items for the public at large”.
Luceplan Metropoli Wall/Ceiling Lamp Designed by:
- Alberto Meda
- Paolo Rizzatto
- Riccardo Sarfatti
Alberto Meda studied mechanical engineering in Milan, graduating in 1969. Soon after he was appointed technical director for the design-oriented manufacturer, Kartell. In 1979 Meda made the decision to pursue independent work as a designer and engineer.
The wonderfully functional and comfortable Meda task chair, designed during the 1990’s for Vitra, combines ergonomic sophistication with a visual coherence that testifies to his engineering background. Meda’s portfolio is comprised of a wide range of products – everything from cars for Alfa Romeo to high-tech lighting for Luceplan. Meda is acknowledged for his ability to use state-of-the-art materials in ways that are visually arresting as well as structurally sound. Alberto Meda has been working with Vitra since 1994. During this time he has created a series of office chairs and a variety of office and conference desks.
Today he lives in Milan.
Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan, Italy, where he studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. In 1968 he opened his own studio and worked on lighting, architectural and interior design projects. In 1978 he founded Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti. With the 265 Lamp collection, Rizzato’s work was recognized internationally.
This collection would be followed by the Berenice Table Lamps and the Titania Hanging Lamps, which are reminiscent of floating submarines (both created in collaboration with Alberto Meda and produced by Luceplan). The Costanza series of lighting represents his work at its best, ethereal and uncluttered.
Over the years Rizzatto has received many important national and international awards for design, including three Compasso d’oro Awards, 1981, 1989 and 1994. His creations are part of the permanent collections of museums such as the Wave Hill Museum Centre for Environmental Studies, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan.
Riccardo SarfattiMilan, 3 April 1940 - Tremezzo, 10 September 2010. Graduated in Architecture in 1965 from Milan Polytechnic, he became assistant lecturer in Town Planning and Acting Professor of History of Architecture at Venice and at Milan. He was the son of Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce’s founder and one of the pioneers of Italian design as regards lighting. Alongside his university work, Riccardo Sarfatti worked at Arteluce from 1964 to 1978. In 1979, together with Paolo Rizzatto and Sandra Severi, he founded Luceplan, of which he was Managing Director and General Manager until 2004. He was the Chairman of companies linked to Luceplan, operating in various geographical areas, in the production and distribution fields. He wrote numerous articles and essays that were published in specialist reviews and gave lectures on themes of design and lighting in conferences and debates all over the world. From 1997 to 2002 he was Chairman of Assoluce, the Italian association of producers of lighting appliances, and Vice-Chairman of Federlegno-Arredo; in this capacity he represented Italy in the CELMA (the European Lighting Manufacturers’ Association). He was Chairman of CNAD (National Council of Associations for Design). He promoted the website www.imprenditoriliberal.it, and was a member of the Presidential Committee for Liberty and Justice and of the National Committee of the Lista Prodi. He stood as a candidate for the position of Chairman in the Lombardy Regional elections in 2005 and since then was active in politics as a Regional Councillor.