ArtemideTolomeo (1986), Michele De Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina
Founded in 1960 by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza, Artemide is an design company, specialized in the manufacture of lighting. Artemide’s most iconic object is the Tolomeo desk lamp, a true icon of Italian modern design.
Designed in 1986 by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, the original Tolomeo consists of a base, two aluminum arms with steel tension cables that create a tension structure, and a matte aluminum head that can swivel 360°. In 1989, the Tolomeo won the Compasso d’Oro design prize. In the dot-com period, the Tolomeo became a status symbol and featured in most high-tech companies as well as in architectural and graphic design offices.
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