Carl Jacob Jucker

Mostly lamps, the objects designed by Swiss designer Carl Jacob Jucker (1902 - 1997), evoke the ideas spread by the Bauhaus school of architecture. Founded in Weimar in 1919 by the German architect Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus is the promoter of a thought that conceives building as the creation of a total work of art ("Gesamtkunstwerk"), in which technique and art are united through the utmost simplicity of forms and materials. Jucker arrived at the Bauhaus in 1922, following his apprenticeship as a silversmith at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich. Among the students, he collaborated with the designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld in the design of the Bauhaus table lamp, made in 1923 and now produced by Tecnolumen in Bremen (Germany). The essentiality and straightforwardness of its geometric shapes (the operating parts of the lamp are visible) make it a timeless icon of modern industrial design.

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Piero Fornasetti

Fratelli Castiglioni

Joe Colombo

Nanda Vigo

Ettore Sottsass

Marco Zanuso

Luigi Caccia Dominioni

Ico Parisi

Charles & Ray Eames

Gae Aulenti

Pietro Chiesa

Vico Magistretti

Giotto Stoppino

Tobia Scarpa

Carlo Nason

Marcello Cuneo

Vittorio Dassi

Paolo Buffa

Max Ingrand

Gastone Rinaldi

Pia Guidetti Crippa

Gaetano Pesce

Richard Sapper

Ingo Maurer

Gabriella Crespi

Paul McCobb

Paul Tuttle


Alvaro Siza

Carl Jacob Jucker

Ernesto Basile

Sergio Mazza

Osvaldo Borsani

Oscar Torlasco

Le Corbusier

Willy Rizzo

Gaetano Sciolari

Carlo De Carli

Angelo Lelli

Gino Sarfatti

Marcel Breuer

Carlo Scarpa

Massimo & Lella Vignelli

Verner Panton

Guglielmo Ulrich

Franco Albini

Angelo Mangiarotti

Enzo Mari

Tito Agnoli

Eero Saarinen

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Alessandro Mendini