Bottega Gadda

Extremely rare pair of brass wall lamps in the shape of a Rhubarb leaf, produced by Bottega Gadda, Milan 1970, design by Carlo Giorgi (often mistakenly attributed to Tomasso Barbi).

Fragment of the producer’s label inside the lamp.

In 1970, Bottega Gadda was founded by Carlo Gadda, a sculptor, painter, engraver and professor of drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts. Gadda began working and experimenting with precious metals and stones. Inspired by the naturalistic themes of the Arts and Crafts movement, he then concentrated on creating decorative objects in brass, copper, pewter and bronze.

Carlo’s son, Silvio Gadda, then took over Bottega Gadda, developing the company in collaboration with internationally renowned architects and designers.

Among the most notable collaborations are unique lamps designed by architect Carlo Giorgi. Handmade with exquisite craftsmanship, they take the form of large rhubarb, ginkgo or wisteria leaves in curved and chiselled brass.

Bottega Gadda ceased production in the 1990s.