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Daphine LED

Daphine LED

Undisputed symbol of elegance and functionality, the Daphine is the very essence of Lumina.

The idea behind the creation of the Daphine lamp is as simple as it is effective: a pivoting diffuser, an articulated arm in two segments and an electromechanical transformer on a cylindrical base between two metal caps.
The Daphine first “saw the light” in a small workshop in Sedriano (Milan province) in 1975 thanks to the skilful hands of Tommaso Cimini, a mechanical engineering expert, and the machines he had retooled for the purpose.
The Daphine springs from Tommaso Cimini’s design philosophy, “Lots of light, not much lamp”, which is still the essence of every product bearing the name of Lumina, the company he set up in 1980.

45 years on, the Daphine’s aesthetic and functionality are unchanged, which goes to show the validity of the original idea.

Tried and tested throughout its long production history, this lamp lends itself to countless uses in public and private places, from reading desks in libraries to pianos, from jewellery display counters to top fashion brand shop windows.

The Daphine undoubtedly deserves the status of a ‘lighting design icon’. Over the years it has figured in the collections of the world’s main design and contemporary art museums, including the Brooklyn Museum and Judd Foundation in New York, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Neue Sammlung in Munich and the Triennale in Milan.

Designed by
Tommaso Cimini