Obello Lamp


Why We Love It

With a frosted, mouth-blown glass shade, as used for Curry’s original lamps, and integrated dimmable-LED light source, the rechargeable lamp can easily be moved between inside and out. With a complete charge in four and a half hours, providing up to 40 hours of light at 10% brightness, 12 hours at 40% and 5 hours at 100%, Obello will create a cozy atmosphere as the sun starts to set and last well into the night. The Obello Lamp is an iconic space-age design that will make a strong statement, either as a playful centerpiece or a point of curiosity within any outdoor space.

  • Let the Obello Lamp light up your interior or pick it up and carry it outside to create the sense of an ‘outdoor room.’
  • Pioneer of the first ‘total look’ lamp, American designer Bill Curry designed the Obello Lamp in 1971 with a single glass form, eliminating the need for a separate base.
  • Using the visual form of a mushroom, he took inspiration from the atomic age, space race, and pop culture that would go on to define 1970s Los Angeles.
  • The shade is made from mouth-blown glass – a challenge given its shape – as a nod to old petroleum lanterns, and the portable size makes it easy to carry; this materiality and craftsmanship adds value and tactility, making each lamp unique.
  • The dimmer switch means it can be turned up as the sun goes down to extend the evening beyond dusk.
  • Its soft glow is created by two LEDs, a brighter bulb one facing upwards, and a dimmer bulb facing downwards into the lamp’s stem.
  • The integrated dual-output LED and frosted shade ensure an even light distribution and the same look from all angles.
  • While the lamp should be stored and charged indoors, it is splash-proof and so will withstand the odd rainshower, as well as sand and soil.
  • If you’re happy to be outside – so is the Obello.
  • If out of stock, quickship items typically ship in 6-8 weeks; lead times for special order items may vary – contact us for details.


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