Artemide is a global company leading in the design and production of lighting products for home and office. With its home in Italy, Artemide group was founded by Ernesto Gismondi and today its products are all over the world in prestigious furniture and lighting shops.
Known for its famous philosophy, the human light, designer of this company are thoughtful of user lifestyles, home designs, room activities and objects. They bring out the ‘illumination companion’ in lighting hardware by creating them adaptable, flexible and sustainable. This tangible contribution to daily life quality qualifies Artemide to be the ultimate human light.
The deep passion for quality and its Italian character has endeared Artemide to homeowners, interior designers and architects around the world. The revolutionary and innovative designs and materials are a serious knock-off that has seen several Artemide lighting products winning places in the Metropolitan Museum as part of its permanent collection of outstanding works of modern art. Their products enjoy great popularity among hotel chains especially across the Middle East where the hospitality industry is growing at a break neck speed.
Popular Artemide Lights
The Tizio light was designed by Richard Sapper in 1972. This was an improvement to Ernesto Gismondi’s work lamp design. The Tizio produces light with a wide range of movement while utilizing only a small space.
Sapper took advantage of the invention of the halogen light so that he used it to reduce his lamp’s head size. The result was a combination of simplicity, technical innovation and an element of witty surprise brought out by a beautiful adjustment of arms in a counterbalanced system to light your space with an alluring appeal.
Tolomeo was designed by Michelle De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina and in 1991. It has several variations that include; a mini, a mega, wall spot, a classic, a suspension and a floor.
This gives users options to choose from. The design is flexible to allow for adjustments using the articulated aluminum arms and the 3-directional pivoted shade.
The Artemide Copernico suspension lamp by Carlotta De Bevilacqua– This consists of nine concentric movable ellipses rotating independently on two axes. This directs light emission in numerous, simultaneous, spatial configurations. It has another variant, the Artemide Copernico 500 LED Suspension light with two complete white and red.
The Artemide light was never intended to be a formal experiment with lighting objects or purposely designed for the sole function of lighting, but to be the human companion – The physical source of comfort and mental peace for more than 40 years.
- Cover Photo: Tolomeo Mirco Gold by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina – Edition 2016