Curling up with a good book before bed isn’t a luxury for me, it’s a necessity. And I admit, if the book I am reading is really intriguing, sometimes I’ll even hop into bed before the 9 p.m. mark just so that I can get a good couple hours of reading time in for that day. But, while I love a good book, what I really hate is a bad, bulky, too-dim-or-too-bright bedside table lamp. That’s why I got excited when I ran across these streamlined Studio Italia Design lamps—their sleek style and functional approach make these lighting fixtures just right for my pre-slumber reading needs.
The first Studio Italia collection I have my eye on is the Minimania collection. Available in both wall-mounting and table-standing options, both styles in the Minimania collection consist of cylindrical shapes that rotate 360 degrees over its nickel or chrome metal frame. Available in technologically inspired metal or the more artistic blown glass, the Minimania collection is perfect for shining directly on a book at night, or is just as versatile for indirect lighting, due to its rotating feature.
The second Studio Italia collection that I really love is the ingenious Buonanotte. Designed by the creative Giulio Lacchetti for Studio Italia Design, this style is created as both a convenient book rest and a table lamp. The Buonanotte style—which means “good night” in Italian—has a metal frame fixture that is equipped with a sensor, which turns the light on when the book is taken off the lamp, and turns the light off when the book is rested back on the frame. A switch is installed below the metal frame and is activated through a hole in the frame, and the flip of this switch automatically turns the light on or off with the touch of a finger or book.
Based in Venice, Italy, Studio Italia Design is known world-wide for its high-end, unique lighting systems, and has been creating such fixtures for more than 60 years. “Our modern lighting fixtures are intended to be fun, playful and different,” says President of Studio Italia Design USA, David Weisinger. “With Buonanotte you have an incredibly stylish lamp that is also a point of conversation, and Minimania is flexible for reading in bed, and available in numerous bright and vibrant colors.”
For more information and to find out where to purchase Studio Italia Design products locally, visit http://www.sid-usa.com.