The sophisticated Tizio has two counterweights, which allows you to place it in any position you like. It also pivots on its base and it has two light intensities. It is an absolute genius design, but not just for its unique versatility.
In 1972 the use of halogen light in a desk lamp was highly innovative. Up to then it had been used only in the automobile industry. Since then smaller versions of the halogen bulb have been developed. And the design of the Tizio was altered a bit over time. This one is an original from the 1970’s. The biggest version. It still has the “automobile” bulb, which is different from newer ones. It requires a special way of inserting it. (we will tell you how). The bigger halogen bulbs are still used in cars, so they are easily available. One of these bulbs will last for many many years.
In 1979 the Tizio was selected for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro price . It is part of the permanent collection of the MoMa and the Centre Pompidou.