$ 260.00 USD


cappello is lit by LED and shaded by a paper cap, or “cappello” in Italian. A simple magnetic connection allows the paper cap to slide to any position along the steel wire that springs from the Carrara marble base. This connection lets the cap tilt, adjusting direction of light and giving the little lamp a gestural, anthropomorphic quality. A custom dimmer controls the lamp’s warm glow. 

the marble base is an artifact of design history. It is a byproduct of the manufacturing process for Arco, the iconic floor lamp designed by the Castiglioni brothers in 1962. cappello’s base will have machine marks from extraction. As an object that tells a story, molo has chosen not to polish these marks away.

cappello is a modest tribute to Achille Castiglioni, his brother Pier Giacomo and Ingo Maurer, designers that molo admires for the way they found inspiration in everyday life to create designs that move the heart.

a cappello shade and LED mounted to the wall creates a little lamp that resembles a helpful spirit.
The marble base used for cappello lamp is a byproduct of the Arco lamp.


cappello is an assemblage of found objects. In the spirit of Castiglioni and Maurer, the marble, the piano wire and the paper miso bowl were reimagined to make the lamp.

An additional piece of bent piano wire creates a unique reading light.


cappello presents a playful opportunity to continue the design process. molo encourages discovering new bases made from objects that inspire or delight.

Drilling a small hole in a desk or piece of wood creates a new base for cappello.


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