Mario Barbaglia
Marco Colombo

produced by

PAF Studio
Italiana Luce
Nemo gruppo Cassina

Halogen, low-voltage table lamp with movable arm, rotating base and two levels of light intensity.

Arm supports in metal, arm and base in technopolimeris.

The DOVE was made in various colors, in the floor version and in the version with no touch dimmer (DOVE Reverb).

Acknowledgments and awards

As as an academic publication recalls – Fryer, William T. III (1989) “A Case History of Industrial Design Success: The Dove Lamp,” University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 19: Iss. 1, Article 6. Available at: –  the DOVE lamp was presented in Milan in September 1985 (Euroluce International Lighting Exhibition)  and ” won considerable acclaim there from designers, architects, museums and journalists”. 

On the New York Times appeared an article by Suzanne Siesin, entitled “The Slender Minimalist Look Stars at the Milan Fair”, describing the Dove as having an “attenuated birdlike shape”.

Further, the lamp appeared on the cover of the InternationaL Design Yearbook for 1985-1986, edited by Philippe Starck.

 “In the United States, the editors of Modern StyLe chose to include the Dove as part of an eclectic catalog, a source book of interior design dating from the 1930’s to contemporary post-modern designs”.

In 1989 DOVE has become the second best selling desk lamp in the world.

The DOVE was the symbolic object of the PAF company and then of the Italiana Luce that inserted the silhouette of the DOVE diffuser in its company logo.


Oscar des Architectes d’Intérieur in Paris (Salon International du Luminaire) for the year 1987

Special recognition in the sixth exhibition of Arango Design foundation (Miami, Florida), on the recommendation of Achille Castiglioni.


New York: The Cooper-Hewitt Museum (The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Design).

Paris: Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Ciudad de Mexico: Museo Rufino Tamajo Arte Contemporáneo