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FIL 1991

Fil is a light designed in 1991 by the architect Alvaro Siza Vieira which artlessly reveals the essence of an electric light: a support, the electric wire with the lightbulb and a shade.

A light that forgoes ornaments, inspired by the evolution of brass or bronze oil lamps that included a shade to avoid dazzle.
Made in stainless steel, the Fil light forms part of the Classics catalogue of Mobles 114 thanks to its contemporary roots and in homage to one of today's great architects.

Álvaro Siza Vieira

Álvaro Siza Vieira, Matosinhos 1933.

Álvaro Siza was born in Matosinhos, Portugal. An internationally renowned architect, he created his first designs in Portugal where he earned a reputation for their elegant, respectful integration within the architecture and landscape. The Marés swimming pools at Leça de Palmeira and the Da Boa Nova restaurant are a good example of this.

Siza's architecture is guileless, minimal and efficient, conveying a sense of withdrawal or inner contemplation; architecture that has been constructed in many different countries in the world but always preserving this capacity to provoke contemplation.

He's won many different architecture prizes including the Mies Van der Rohe Award in 1988 and the Pritzker Prize of 1992.