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Old 10-09-2010, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Instant Moonbase Alpha... just add Sorella lamps!

The recipe: just add one - or more! - Sorella lamps to any room in your house and you'll get that Moonbase Alpha look and feel we all know and love.

The ooops: vintage Sorellas are scarce (I got mine in Holland some years ago after a long search) and those that happen to come around end up selling on eBay for over $1000.00.

The good news: Italian company Nemo Cassina purchased iGuzzini's rights and is actually manufacturing the Sorella (maybe they should call it the iSorella, since they're making it out of white polycarbonate instead of ABS plastic):
http://www.nemo.cassina.it/database/Sorella.pdf

I found this out a few hours ago while doing a search on eBay Italy. Something that really got my attention was the Buy It Now price of 127 euros (not 1270!) and the fact that it was a brand new Sorella:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
(they had 10 for sale when I first looked at it)

The Sorella has finally returned! (and my single one should be expecting some company soon)

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Old 11-09-2010, 06:50 AM   #2
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Thanks very much for the heads up. If anyone buys one, please let us know how the transaction goes and show us some pics when it arrives.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:16 AM   #3
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Smile Nice find....

Hi Helder,

Good research, what a great find. If anyone would like one of these let me know and I will approach them with a bulk order.

Cap'n
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:58 AM   #4
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Hi Helder,

Good research, what a great find. If anyone would like one of these let me know and I will approach them with a bulk order.

Cap'n
Sounds like a very good idea. Thanks!
I wrote to the eBay seller, who said that the release date is around mid-November, as stated on his auction page. I don't think that the company has even announced their Sorella yet (apart from featuring it in their website), which may explain why there really isn't much information about this yet. In fact, many design sites I know of still refer to the Sorella as "out of production".

Oh, and please count me in for one!

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Old 11-09-2010, 09:54 AM   #5
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I'm up for one of those . I'm hoping to give my toy room a hint of the Alpha look early next year with lots of white units .
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:42 AM   #6
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I am afraid I rushed in and bought one. Les showed me it and I dashed in without reading the rest of the posts on the forum *sheepish grin* Been wanting one for ages and he is buying it for my birthday :-))

Zoe *g*
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:23 PM   #7
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Old 14-09-2010, 02:06 PM   #8
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I have been watching their site for a few months now... waiting for it to become available. November sounds good to me - in time for Christmas!

I will definitely be buying a few of these!
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Old 14-09-2010, 04:44 PM   #9
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I've ordered mine last week from a local reseller. The guy at the shop told me that the lamp is already available and will be mine in a couple of weeks. I'll let you know...
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Old 15-09-2010, 09:46 AM   #10
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Hi guys! I'm Paolo and i'm italian!
I have a design store and i'm Nemo Cassina dealers.
Nemo will product Sorella lamp by Harvey Guzzini from November.
If you want this lamp please write me at bianchi@bianchiarredo.it specifying you've read my message here!

Delivery in all Europe!!!

if you want more details about the lamp go here:
http://cgi.ebay.it/NEMO-TABLE-LAMP-S...#ht_3598wt_913

if you want more details about me visit my website:
www.bianchiarredo.it

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Old 11-11-2010, 10:54 AM   #11
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Has anyone got their lamp yet? Still waiting for ours, but I know it may not be out yet.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:44 PM   #12
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Bad News
I have just had an e-mail regarding the lamps,and they will now be Febaury 2011,they will be removing the advert form ebay till they have them in stock

Donald
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Old 31-01-2011, 11:16 PM   #13
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Has anyone got a lamp so far from anyone?
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