Throwback Thursday: forever Fortuny.

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If you thought the Fortuny Lamp looked "out there" when you saw it on our cover in 2000, just imagine how it looked to people in 1907, when it was first designed.

Trained as a painter, Mariano Fortuny was also an accomplished architect, inventor, set designer and lighting technician. His patented cyclorama dome made it possible to change stage lighting instantly from bright sky to faint dusk, and his reflector lamp works on the same principle.

P.S. It's the Semiannual Sale at DWR! Save 15% on the Fortuny Lamp and more.

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