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5 Iconic Lamps by Artemide

Artemide's decorative lamps embrace a vibrant interplay of colours, geometries, and curves. Crafted by internationally renowned designers like Ettore Sottsass, Vico Magistretti, and Michele De Lucchi, these luminous masterpieces embody the essence of 1960s design while enhancing the overall quality of life.

Among them, table lamps like Eclisse, Tizio, and Castore stand as prime examples of contemporary design evolution, blending versatile forms and impeccable functionality.

As an absolute masterpiece within Artemide's collection of table lamps, Tizio is still one of the most sought-after objects, admired for its remarkable versatility and contemporary, minimalist design. With its integration of LED technology, Tizio can be moved and adjusted with a single hand, enabling you to effortlessly find the perfect lighting position to illuminate your workspace. Richard Sapper's ingenuity resulted in a stable and space-saving product, free from any visible wires between the base and the lamp head. The mechanisms reside within the arms and joints, ensuring a sleek aesthetic while eliminating any concerns of electrical hazards, thanks to the implementation of low-voltage technology.

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With its bold and striking form, the Callimaco lamp perfectly reflects the creative personality of designer Ettore Sottsass, who had a remarkable talent for turning ordinary objects into true pieces of art. Created in the early 1980s, this lamp boasts a captivating and playful design with an unconventional geometry and vibrant colours. Its painted steel base and diffuser, an intriguing brass-plated aluminum stem complemented by a polished chrome-plated metal half-height handle, collectively form the striking structure of Callimaco. Illuminating its surroundings indirectly, this lamp exudes a mesmerizing glow.

The Eclisse table lamp, designed by Vico Magistretti in 1967, stands out effortlessly and is instantly recognizable. Throughout the years, it has rightfully taken its place among Artemide's most iconic lamps. Winner of the Compasso d'Oro award and included in the permanent collection of MoMa in New York, this lamp draws inspiration from the astronomical phenomenon, allowing for the complete or partial concealment of the light bulb by a simple rotation of its inner cap, while the outer part remains fixed. A perfect synthesis of form and function, it is available in white, red, orange, and yellow. Additionally, there is a remarkable PVD version, crafted using an innovative technique called vacuum metal deposition, or "sputtering."

The Nesso table lamp, a creation by Giancarlo Mattioli for Artemide, boasts a nature-inspired shape reminiscent of a mushroom. Reimagined in the smaller Nessino edition, this remarkable lamp serves as a testament to the immense potential of plastics in the realm of design. Crafted from injection-moulded ABS resin, a remarkably durable material, the Nesso lamp exhibits a translucent effect that beautifully diffuses warm light downwards while elegantly concealing the bulb anchoring mechanism. Available in white and orange, both popular colors of the 1960s, this lamp has retained its expressive impact over the years and continues to be a versatile element that effortlessly enhances any space.

The result of the collaborative efforts of Michele de Lucchi and Huub Ubbens, the Castore table lamp features a spherical white acid-etched blown glass diffuser delicately connected to a luminous polycarbonate stem. The lamp's design exudes minimalism and essentiality, and is available in three different sizes. Castore's functionality shines through with the ability to adjust the light intensity using a power button conveniently placed on the base. Furthermore, it remembers and saves the last light level set, allowing for a personalized lighting experience.

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