Gruppo NP2 table lamp Nerone Ceccarelli Giovanni Patuzzi for forme e superfici

Carrara Marble Light sculpture, Grupo NP2, 1960's

Carrara marble cylindric Light sculpture by Grupo NP2 for Forme a Superfici Contrappunti Torino.

Good condition, a couple of hairline cracks in the marble at the base that don't detract from the beauty of the lamp, no structural problems. Height 40 cm, diametre 15cm.

 

Nerone (Giovanni) Ceccarelli was born in Pisa, Italy, 31 August, 1937. He was an Italian sculptor.

 

In 1962 Nerone founded “Gruppo NP2”, an acronym that includes the initials of Nerone Ceccarelli and Giancarlo Patuzzi.

The aim of the group is to promote the integration of art and architecture and they experiment with new sources of poetic expression from the materials.

 

Many exhibitions were organized in the USA and Canada between 1965 and 1967. 

In 1969 the NP2 Group was awarded the “Niveau de Bronze” by the French architects’ committee. The award, conferred “for the interventions of art in architecture”, is assigned for the first time to an Italian artist.

The technical-artistic innovation of Nerone Ceccarelli is recognized internationally in 1970 by the Paris Art Committee, which gives him, together with his friend and partner Patuzzi, the Prestige du Monde Prix, the Prestige World Price.

 

In 1974 and 1975 Gianni Patuzzi and Piercarlo Ceccarelli left the NP2 Group. Nerone transforms the company into an individual company and named it Gruppo NP2 / Nerone. Nerone Ceccarelli died in Paris, France, 7 November 1996.

 

E27 socket in bakelite.

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