Gary Morga, designer of the Yang lamp, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1956. He studied Silversmithing and Metalwork at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, London. In 1986 Barbara Radice invited him to submit designs for the Memphis Milano Lights Exhibition. He exhibited the NASTRO lamp in what was to be the last exhibition of the Memphis Milano group.
The Yang lamp, produced by Bieffeplast, Italy, and now included in the permanent collection of the The National Museum of Scotland, was designed as a response to the over-representation of the male in design. In its form we see both subversion and balance of male and female archetypes and a nod towards the symbolism of Yin and Yang.
The structure is made from metal and acrylic with a dimmable halogen uplighter. Bieffeplast sticker underside. Good vintage condition, minor surface age, rewired and PAT tested. Top missing to dimmer slider, still functional.