Design by Richard Sapper, 1972.
Micro is the latest addition to the Tizio series - the baby of the Tizio family. It is about 35% smaller in scale than the original Tizio Classic, the perfect scale for smaller tables/desks in home office applications and for small bedside tables for night reading applications.
The Tizio is a design classic, with the first version released in 1972. It provides orientable halogen task lighting, and its elegant counterweight and arm system keep the head constantly parallel to the table. The fully-adjustable and balanced electrical conductor arms are made of anti-corrosion treated aluminum, and the arm spacer bars are made of chromed steel with red, molded, thermoplastic insulators. Both counterweights are made of zinc alloy. The Tizio can rotate 360 degrees around its base, which incorporates a low voltage transformer and hi-low on/off switch.
Material(s): Steel, molded thermoplastic
Dimensions: 3.5" Max Dia X 29.9" Max H
Bulbs: 1 X 12V 20W max halogen bulb (included)
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Love Tizio but the Micro is too small!
By: T.D., Designer (PA, USA)
In the past I have had the Tizio 35. I always thought it was a little too big, so when it came to purchasing a new Tizio I went with the micro. I really should have measured or seen them in the flesh before I purchased - it is very, very micro! I think it's too small for use as a serious desk lamp - it just doesn't have the wattage of the bigger versions, so does not give much light and my eyes strain a little. If you need light for particular tasks, consider the larger version. In addition, I don't think the design is as spectacular or interesting in the micro. My mistake...!
Less excited than expected
By: Linda, Homeowner (Saint Louis)
Although good looking, it doesn't stay in the on position well, doesn't have more than one intensity setting and is almost a waste of money. I won't send it back but it isn't my most favorite item.
By: Mouseman, Homeowner (San Ramon, CA)
This is the best lamp I've had in ages! It was totally worth the $$$ I spent on it---plus it was on sale on yliving.com. The metal is smooth and actually sexy to the touch. And the Italian design is without par. Hyperbolic, for sure, but I know that for all who have bought an Artimide and been enlightened, they understand why I gush.
Was and still is a classic.
By: Herb, Designer (Boca Raton, Florida)
I had the same lamp in a Manhattan apartment, included it with most of the furniture the buyer paid extra for and missed the lamp and have now replaced it.
Designer: Richard Sapper
Born in Munich in 1932, he studied philosophy, anatomy, graphics, engineering and economics. Ten times winner of the Compassi d'Oro, his prime interest is the design of technically complex objects, from ships to watches.View other products by Richard Sapper
The Artemide Group was founded by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza in 1959. Artemide offers not only lamps for moments of relaxation at home, but also large sophisticated installations for illuminating public and private professional activities. Technological and productive expertise is achieved through research and developement centers, with product planning and engineering, laboratories for technical conformity and self-certification tests, and production units equipped with state-of- the-art processes. A production structure that can offer expertise in the processing of traditional materials such as glass, as well as the capacity of innovation with novel materials, such as titanium. The vast range of options reflects the commitment of the whole organization to provide a product guaranteed by the Artemide brand, throughout the world, with an image that is strong and consistent: that of a leader in the lighting field.
Renowned lighting series issued by Artemide include the versatile Tizio and Tolomeo, Logico, Melampo, Castore, and color-changing Metamorfosi. Other design classics that Artemide still produces include the unique Boalum, Nesso and Fatto. Over the years, many designers have created beautiful works of lighting art for Artemide, including Michele De Lucchi, Livio Castiglioni, Gianfranco Frattini, Vico Magistretti, Richard Sapper and Giancarlo Fassina. More recently, Ron Rezek's line of practical and affordable designs, including many wall sconces, bath lights and mirrors was acquired by Artemide.View other products from Artemide