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 floor lamp features a fully-adjustable, articulated arm body structure in extruded, brilliant, natural anodized aluminum or black. Joints, tension control knobs and mountings are polished die-cast aluminum, and cables are stainless steel. The diffuser is available in a choice of sizes in parchment paper, pale grey stain and polycarbonate fiber blend or black. Floor support consisting of 13" diameter base in polished die-cast aluminum.
Material(s): Aluminum, steel with paper or polycarbonate
Bulbs: 1 X 150W max G40 medium base incandescent bulb (not included) or 1 X 150W halogen double envelope bulb (not included)
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Architect's dream come true!
Beautiful lamp, high quality design, completely transformed our living room! Highly recommend it, well worth the money!
Great statement piece!
High quality, creates great ambiance. Recommend the 17" shade if you are looking for an accent piece.
By: Isabella, Homeowner (Alexandria VA)
Love it. I also have the desk lamp and they are both amazing.
By: Mariano, Homeowner (Alexandria, VA)
I got the 17" and looks great in my apartment. Love the design.
I've always wanted to own a Tolomeo
By: Jane T., Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)
I've always wanted to own a Tolomeo, and I finally made it happen in our new home. I love the elegance and coolness yet comfort this lamp conveys. It gives beautiful light during dinner parties, when reading, or just to admire its beauty.
I'm crazy about it.
By: June B., Homeowner (marina del rey, california)
Easy to put together for an 80 year old. I have 8ft walls and the 14" shade is perfect. I think the 17" would look equally good too. It looks quite stunning and exactly as I envisoned it would hanging over the living room sofa. Goes great with my Nelson bubble lamp over the dining room table. Y-Lighting has done it again. Good service and good price too!I'm looking for another perfect table lamp now!
By: R.G., Renter (New York, NY)
The mega tolomeo is a great design and great quality product. The assembly is extremely easy. Recommended to everyone.
Designer: 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.View other products by Michele De Lucchi
Designer: 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.View other products by Giancarlo Fassina
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