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Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp

By Michele de Lucchi, from Artemide Lighting
$270.00
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Design by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassino, 1987.
By Artemide.

In 1989, when the Tolomeo Table/Task was given the Compasso d'Oro award for Italian industrial design it was credited with having achieved the perfect marriage between design and engineering that works together in total "sync" to materialize an idea and create the perfect object for industrial production. Since then, the Tolomeo's award-winning design, engineering and performance features have been further refined in a complete series of models for table, floor, wall, track and suspension application.

This is the classic table lamp. It features a fully-adjustable, articulated arm body structure in extruded, brilliant, natural Anodized Aluminum, White or Black. For all finishes - joints, tension control knobs and mountings are polished die-cast aluminum, and cables are stainless steel. The 6" diameter diffuser is made of stamped, anodized matte aluminum, tiltable and 360 degree rotatable on lamp holder with incorporated on/off switch.

Dimensions
  • 30.75"W X 25.4375"H; 50.8125" max height
  • Shade: 5.875"D
  • Table Base: 9"D
  • In-Set Pivot: 2.5" maximum table thickness; 0.75" max hole
  • Table Clamp: 5" maximum table thickness
Material(s)
Aluminum
Lamp Type
INCANDESCENT
Bulbs
1 X 100W max 120V E26 (medium base) A19 compatible incandescent, compact fluorescent or LED lamp (not included)
Listing
CUL, UL
Manufacturer Specifications
Click to download specifications.
Notes
UL Listed.
Item Number
ART-TOLCLAS
Model(s)
TOL0000 TOL0001 TOL0002 TOL0003 A004030 A004200 A004100

Design by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassino, 1987.
By Artemide.

In 1989, when the Tolomeo Table/Task was given the Compasso d'Oro award for Italian industrial design it was credited with having achieved the perfect marriage between design and engineering that works together in total "sync" to materialize an idea and create the perfect object for industrial production. Since then, the Tolomeo's award-winning design, engineering and performance features have been further refined in a complete series of models for table, floor, wall, track and suspension application.

This is the classic table lamp. It features a fully-adjustable, articulated arm body structure in extruded, brilliant, natural Anodized Aluminum, White or Black. For all finishes - joints, tension control knobs and mountings are polished die-cast aluminum, and cables are stainless steel. The 6" diameter diffuser is made of stamped, anodized matte aluminum, tiltable and 360 degree rotatable on lamp holder with incorporated on/off switch.

Artemide

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.

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Michele de Lucchi

Born in 1951 in Ferrara, Italy, Michele De Lucchi studied in Padua and Florence, graduating with his architectural degree in 1975. A prominent symbol in experimental architecture, Michele De Lucchi was well known in the Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis movements. Not only has he designed lighting fixtures and furniture for the most prominent producers in Europe, he has developed many theories of the evolution of the workplace, and accomplished "experimental products" for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra.

In 1973 Michele De Lucchi partnered with other designers and architects to create Cavert, which was considered a radical design group during that time. Kartell discovered his artistry in 1978 and hired him in Milan to design for Centrokappa. He later met up with Ettore Sottsass and joined the Studio Alchimia designers. Between his many creations he became a design consultant for Olivetti in 1979. In 1990 Michele De Lucchi founded a small lighting company, Produzione Privata, to produce lighting that could disregard the requirements of mass production and be made by craftsmen using traditional techniques.

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Giancarlo Fassina

Giancarlo Fassina was born and raised in Milan, Italy. He obtained a degree in Architecture at the Politecnico University in Milan and has worked on several projects involving Industrial Design and has created lighting for Artemide, Luceplan, to name a few. He is a recipient of the Compasso D'oro award for his Tolomeo Series of lamps which he designed together with Michelle de Lucchi.

His work and experiences in different product industrial sectors have allowed him focus his design on projecting lamps & planning and furnishing exhibitions as well as museums. He has collaborated with some of the most important companies in the lighting sector, Luceplan included, for which he projected the lamp Birzi together with Carlo Forcolini.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but does have some pitfalls. The lamp looks great, but there was some slight damage on the diffuser even though I bought the lamp brand new. Also, the arm isn't strong enough to support the weight of the Philips A19 AmbientLED light bulb (which is fairly heavy), I had to tighten the arm knobs a lot. The lamp is also now made in Hungry, which really isn't that big of a deal, but kind of upsetting.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern, classic, timeless desk lamp I actually ordered the "classic" table lamp first and it turned out to be way too large for a 50 inch desk. I now have the Micro Tolomeo Desk Lamp and it is perfect. The classic is a large lamp and needs a large space. Check dimensions before you order. In terms of the product, it is beautiful, functional, and looks great in almost any setting.
Date published: 2009-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent design and value I appreciate the sophisticated design, with a matching quality of materials. The lamp is very light, the base is very heavy, and the weight of each is proper for the function served. Also, the finish of the lamp looks as though it will last indefinitely. The product was well packaged and shipping was prompt with no mishaps.
Date published: 2008-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Design! The Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp is exactly what you need in a task light! Clean simple design, high quality materials, - a long adjustable arm makes it easy to cover a large work surface. Practical and Stylish! Use a spiral fluorescent bulb instead of a incandescent light bulb. It saves energy and the shade stays cool.
Date published: 2010-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely love this product We, as a company, absolutely love this product. We have ordered now 5 of the Tolemeo lamps for our Executive offices. We started off with one and more and more execs wanted a lamp for their office. It has become the new Equinox "standard" desk lamp. Thank you for supplying such a beautiful lamp, and keep them coming!
Date published: 2012-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp is a beautiful and practical addition to my teenage daughter's bedroom work/study area -and she thinks it's very cool. After doing much research regarding work/study desk lamps for my 16 year old daughter, we decided to purchase the Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp. It filled all the criteria- great design, functional and versatile on a large desk. Our house is modern but the timeless look of this lamp would fit into any style or decor.
Date published: 2012-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent product in terms of design and finish, and reasonably priced. My wife and I are very pleased with our purchase of these two lamps for our bedside. Before finalising our order we had compared a large number of similar products -- in terms of quality, finish, convenience and price. After using our new lamps for over two weeks, we remain convinced that we made the right choice.
Date published: 2008-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a true classic!!! This is indeed an extraordinary lamp. It is beautiful in design, extremely sturdy and well made and exactly the right size for our use, which is as a night-stand lamp. It is easily adjusted to virtually any angle and it takes a bright enough bulb to make reading comfortable. A really excellent piece!!
Date published: 2011-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic for a reason This is the second Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp that I have purchased. The one I have is still as beautiful as when it was first purchase. It is a great looking lamp that gives off great light. I purchased the Tolomeo with the 9" base as I feel that it provides stability and can easily be moved.
Date published: 2011-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good lighting at last making my eyes and head happy. I love the design. The weight of the base makes it very stable. It is large enough and so easily adjusted as to give light where ever is needed in my corner "L" shaped desk in my study. I have not experienced problems with shadows or glare on my paper work. The pricing was a bit confusing.
Date published: 2009-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice Researched this for a few years and finally took the plunge and have NO regrets. Very attractive and practical lamp. It is large, as indicated, but that gives more flexibility for me. Someone with a small desk may want to look at the smaller version. Would easily buy this again.
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good service and price A solid desk lamp that has clean lines and good, directed light. Excellent lamp to use when you have a large computer display. Tolomeo Classic is better for directed light; Tolomeo with shade is better for ambient light. YLighting service was professional and helpful.
Date published: 2010-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true classic This light, as modern as it looks, works so well in different settings. The design of it let's it either shine on it's own or blend quietly in its setting. In addition, the flexibility to direct light in different directions make is a truly versatile fixture.
Date published: 2011-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! These lamps are so flexible and attractive. They move fluidly but hold their position. The light can be focused upwards or downwards or any where in between- the head rotates 180 degrees. I have two- a full size and a mini, and I love them both.
Date published: 2009-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautifully made, great style The lamp looks great and works well, however, a particular piece to be assembled in order to prevent the lamp from turning too far to the right or the left doesn't seem to fit. It took weeks for the manufacturer to respond by email.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cutting edge of table lighting Excellent fit and finish ... Well made and sturdy, but it glides to adjust to desired viewing area ... Accepts daylight fluorescent lightbulbs to make reading pleasant and even soothing. 5 Stars ... The best of its type out there!
Date published: 2012-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beautiful but flawed 5 stars for the beautiful design. -4 stars for the switch only lasting 16 months. Usage was 3-4 times a week for 4-6 hours. Spend your money on something else or else you'll have to pay half the cost of the lamp to repair it
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful reading lamp This is an elegantly simple, practical design. The arm articulates beatifully to any reasonable reading position. The base is extremely heavy and stable. Quality is superb. I would purchase this again, even at the high price.
Date published: 2010-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great high quality desk lamp. This is just what I have been looking for: a quality adjustable lamp for my office desk. It is expensive but you get a great lamp for your money. Ylighting was a pleasure to work with and I will use them again in the future.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Tolomeo lamp is a blend of sophisticated style, elegant simplicity, high-quality workmanship and high-performance lighting. After many years of seeing Tolomeo lamps in private homes and workplaces, and advising others to purchase them, I finally purchased one for myself. My only regret is not having purchased it earlier! It adds a sophistication and elegance to my office, where it sits atop my large glass desk and completely illuminates it. My previous lamp is pathetic in comparison, only generating enough light for 1/3 of the desk. Somehow, I tolerated that for years. The installation is simple, as is the operation. I am also impressed with the quality of the materials and the solid feel of the switch. This lamp is as finely crafted as a medical instrument would be. Beyond its current incarnation as a table/desk lamp, this lamp is extensible to a floor-standing lamp with the purchase of an optional extender. I plan to leave mine on my desk, but now that I've taken the plunge, I intend to purchase others for other rooms in the house. If you have been thinking about purchasing an eye-catching, classically-styled and sophisticated lamp, you won't be disappointed with choosing the Tolomeo!
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best lamp I just purchased several classic Tolomeo Table lamps so that I could have different reading/working area. These lamps are beautiful in addition to being very functional. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2009-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and functional I bought the polished aluminium color. Assembled in no time. Every feature was well thought out and looks great on the desk. Buy the base with the lamp. Very high overall satisfaction.
Date published: 2010-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice Carefully researched and very pleased with the investment. Nice design. Very large but in a good way. Makes a real presence in a room. Buy this one and you won't regret it.
Date published: 2012-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the second Tolomeo Classic table lamp we have purchased. We bought them for a graduation presents for our grandchildren. They like them a lots and think they are cool. They are very well made and target the light really well.
Date published: 2009-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent design, nice light a little large for desk This is an excellent lamp. The Classic is better suited for a night stand or VERY large desk. The mini is better for a normal size desk. Emits very nice light.
Date published: 2011-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always Relevant Functional Stylish and Smart Have many of these lamps because they work anywhere and everywhere; always look great; function superbly...Been my "go-to" lamp for a long long time!
Date published: 2012-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lamp is a classic design that will always be modern. This lamp has a sculptural quality that goes beyond a traditional desk or task light. Highest recommendation for beauty and functionality.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very cool This lamp has a great contemporary feel, and we love that we can pivot the head to highlight artwork or to function as a reading lamp.
Date published: 2010-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The two lamps added the final touch to my family room. The Tolomeo Classic, a wonderful table lamp whose simplicity of design and striking beauty ensures that it will never go out of style.
Date published: 2009-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Design...A Classic Sometimes a true classic is the way to go. This was the perfect lamp for my desk and it looks perfect. Great service from YLighting.
Date published: 2013-03-04
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