- Year: 1987
- Designer: Alberto Meda + Paolo Rizzatto
- Company: Luceplan
The Lola lamp is full of technical complexity (body in composite material produced by filament winding; head in injection-moulded polyester glass filled; foot in die-cast zamak alloy with flexible 100% polyurethane), but the lamp has a very simple form: a long telescoping stem (like a fishing rod), a head with a fork design (to block the oblong halogen bulb with its electrical contacts and shade), and a tripod support with a jointed knee for closing during transport.
The unified image of Lola masks a detailed process of integration of parts and functions, thanks to the use of very different technologies, such as the filament winding of the stem, the self-skinning polyurethane covering of the foot's joint, or the chemical photoengraving of the reflector. The knee joint of the foot, designed to close the lamp and reduce its bulk during shipping and transport, is conceived as an incorporated hinge applying the technology of self-skinning polyurethane borrowed from the production of automobile steering wheels.
The hollow body of the fork, in fiberglass laden polyester, incorporates every technical component. The rigidity of the material ensures electrical contact between the two poles of the bulb.
Compasso d'Oro in 1989.