Table Lamp, Ash Wood with Iroko Finish and Rattan - Gioia - The Socialite Family
The shade of this sophisticated and completely natural version of our iconic Gioia table lamp is finished in woven rattan. A return to the warmth of simple essentials. Also available in an iroko-finished version in ash.
Gioia, a name that pays homage to Italy
Like all products from The Socialite Family brand, the Gioia table lamp owes its name to Italy. Gioia means joy in the mother tongue of our founder and artistic director Constance Gennari.
Her dual Franco-Italian identity is of prime importance to us. And we have made it our duty to share it with you. First of all, in the choice of our craftsmen and their expertise, there, where our Gioia lamp is produced. But also in our inspiration and ideas, for Italy is the cradle of design.
A signature creation
Designed by our own creative studio, its sculptured base suggests the form of a flower below its shade in a natural material. The Gioia table lamp is a signature piece. A statement, bringing together the qualities of the materials, the choice of finishes and the craftsmanship so dear to our hearts at The Socialite Family.
The Gioia lamp: a glossy lacquer that lights up the material – or iroko-finished ash – contrasted with a sublimely woven rattan shade. The promise of a refined, timeless piece blending authenticity with sophistication. Like the Panchina bench or the Cavallo armchair, the Gioia table lamp developed and matured in our minds over a period of months before finally taking shape under our fingers. It is representative of the quintessential The Socialite Family style.
The Gioia table lamp takes us back to the 1970s not only in its name but in its shape! A prolific period in design as well as fashion, which was a true source of inspiration for Constance Gennari, founder and artistic director of The Socialite Family, as she grew up.
These vintage inspirations are the starting point for all our creations. For the Gioia table lamp, we were inspired by the aesthetics of the 70s when the generosity of rounded shapes came to the forefront. This is why curved sections, reminiscent of flower petals, are to be found in the base of our lamp, and they are combined with the square, angular look of the woven rattan lampshade.
Woven rattan, natural sophistication tinged with authenticity
Rattan enjoyed its first success during the Second Empire with its winter gardens, where one could enjoy the outside light while staying indoors. However, it was after the war, when the fashion for second homes - which one wished to furnish in ways other than one's urban interior - appeared on the scene, that rattan became more popular. And then in the 1970s the desire for authenticity and a return to nature reappeared. This woven pattern became omnipresent and adorned a great deal of the furniture available. Still, today, this skilled cane-weaving evokes in us a wish for the 'good life' and the sunshine. It is synonymous with travel, and a return to the simple things in life. Essentials.
For our Gioia table lamp, it is this natural material - which gives each of our creations certain unique textures and colours - that sets the tone. Brought up-to-date by the geometric shape of our lamp's square shade, it brings an authentic, almost handcrafted feel to a light whose finesse is self-evident. Gioia, the promise of a timeless and warm-looking piece, almost even retro, as it takes us back to our dreams of holidays and escapism.
One Gioia, a thousand possibilities
Wherever it goes, the rattan Gioia – like its matching pleated cotton counterpart – becomes an essential part of the decor. Transform it into a lamp for your bedroom by placing it on your bedside table or on a pile of books at the bottom of your bed. Its rattan shade will cast a warmly enveloping, sleep-conducive halo of diffuse light, creating a restful sleeping environment for you or your child. The presence of this designer yet softly tinged lamp in their room will serve as an initiation into to the world of aesthetic beauty for them.
With its various single-tone colours – and its base in iroko-finished ash – our lamp is adaptable enough to fit in with your decor and your tastes! Move it from room to room as often as you like. On a mantelpiece, by the side of the sofa, on a coffee table… This world of equally beautiful and original juxtapositions offers endless possibilities.
Slight roughness can be seen on woven rattan, attesting to the authenticity of this material.
Delivery & Returns
Home delivery for products in stock or Click & Collect in our Parisian shop located at 12 rue Saint-Fiacre Paris 2ème. For all oversized products, delivery by a specialized carrier who will contact you directly to arrange a delivery appointment. Returns: Order without worries! Returns are accepted within 14 days after receipt.
- - Base material : ash wood with iroko finish.
- - Lampshade material : woven rattan.
- - Electrical system : black electrical woven cable (L180 cm), black plug and switch. E27 bulb (not included). Non-variable intensity.
- - Dimensions of the lampshade : W28 x D28 cm.
- - Manufacturing : Italy (base), France (lampshade).
- - Dimensions : H58 x W28 x D28 cm.
- - Dimensions of the base : h25 x ø12 cm.