About Arco Lamps
The Arco lamp is owned by one out of every 10 homes in Italy. First designed in 1962, the lamp is admired for its innovative design. It is believed that the idea for the lamp came to its designer Achille Castiglioni when he found himself without any outlet for a ceiling light fixture above his dining table. The artist, who was renowned for fetching ideas from his surroundings, came up with an arched light concept from a streetlight that could stand 8 feet away from its base and serve as overhead lighting without the need of any electrical wires. If you want to take advantage of this creative design by placing it in your living room or dining room, choose from a vast inventory on eBay. The lamp has a solid structure with a heavy Carrara marble base that is excavated from the Italian town of Carrara adding to its allure. You can find replicas of the original with marble and round bases. The Arco lamp is a historical piece of furniture and still holds its idiosyncratic appeal after decades of fame.