Toso, Massari & Associates with G. Toso
With its delicate profile, handblown Italian glass diffuser, and a bold yet cute personality: Wimpy Ceiling/Wall Lamp is anything but wimpy! Designed by Toso, Massari & Associates (with G. Toso) in 2013, its name alludes to its hamburger profile and the famous cartoon Popeye’s friend, J. Wellington Wimpy, who was very fond of hamburgers. Wimpy is made with a traditional Murano handblown glass technique called incamiciato (Italian for “jacketed” or “layered”), which requires multiple layers of glass during the blowing process. This tedious handmade technique pays off brilliantly as Wimpy gives off perfectly diffused light from its simple and graceful satin white handblown diffuser.