Radical and attractive are the best way to describe this pair of Piero Castiglioni lamps. The Scintilla lamp is a perfect combination of function and elegance. Why do the Scintilla base and lampshade have this shape and these sorts of fins? A cursory look at the light reveals that they both have components that heat. The lampshade contains bulbs and the base a transformer. The fin system increases the cooling surface. Castiglioni goes above and beyond following the precepts of his predecessors – he is clever enough to up the game by adding colour to the rod that supports the lampshade. This transforms a functional object into a poetic object. Painted aluminium. Two G4 20w halogen bulbs.