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Tolomeo Reading Floor Lamp

By Michele de Lucchi, from Artemide Lighting
$470.00
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Design by Michele De Lucchi, Giancarlo Fassina.
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.

The Tolomeo Reading Floor Lamp features a fully adjustable, articulated arm body structure in extruded, brilliant, polished aluminum. Joints and tension control knobs are polished die-cast aluminum with tension cables in stainless steel. The tiltable diffuser is made of stamped, anodized matte aluminum and rotates 360° on the lampholder. On/off switch is incorporated into the diffuser. The base is made of high polished die-cast aluminum. The available Black model features a diffuser, lampholder, and arms in Black mixed with the base, hardware and fittings in Aluminum finish.

Dimensions
  • 36.375"W X 38.125"H
  • Shade: 5.875"D
  • Base: 9"D
Material(s)
Aluminum
Lamp Type
INCANDESCENT
Bulbs
1 X 75W max 120V E26(medium base) A19 compatible incandescent, compact fluorescent or LED lamp (not included)
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Manufacturer Specifications
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Item Number
ART-TOLREADING
Model(s)
TLR0100 TLR0102

Design by Michele De Lucchi, Giancarlo Fassina.
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.

The Tolomeo Reading Floor Lamp features a fully adjustable, articulated arm body structure in extruded, brilliant, polished aluminum. Joints and tension control knobs are polished die-cast aluminum with tension cables in stainless steel. The tiltable diffuser is made of stamped, anodized matte aluminum and rotates 360° on the lampholder. On/off switch is incorporated into the diffuser. The base is made of high polished die-cast aluminum. The available Black model features a diffuser, lampholder, and arms in Black mixed with the base, hardware and fittings in Aluminum finish.

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 5 out of 5 by from Quality; sharp looks I already own a silver Tolomeo reading lamp, so it was an easy decision to choose another one for a vacation home. The lamp is versatile, looks great with a range of styles, and feels solid. I chose the black, which looks wonderful against the silver base. The item came well packed in two boxes and was very easy to put together. I like how you can move the column and head around for task or mood lighting. It is a "working lamp"--probably won't be the conversation piece in the room but does its job simply and beautifully.
Date published: 2013-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome, space-saving functional lamp! I purchased the black lamp for my small studio, to use as a reading lamp over my small couch. It's very stylish (Black on aluminum), has a sturdy base, and is easy to move around, and swing away from the couch when I don't need. The lines (especially in black) make it take up very little visual space. I'm a big fan.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern sleek lamp Really hard to go wrong with this lamp as it does everything and so much more it is supposed to. Very well-built as it has a very stable base.
Date published: 2012-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent reading lamp! I purchased this lamp for my employer. He is 90 years old and loves to sit in his library and read. His eyesight is poor, so he needs strong illumination on the pages. A year ago I bought this model as wall lamps for either side of his bed and he loved how easily they move and position over his reading - the articulation is great. So when it came time for a new floor lamp in his study, we bought another Tolomeo. The first one that arrived did not work, but Y-Lighting immediately replaced it. In the black finish it recedes and has a clean simple look. He is delighted that he can now read in his library as easily as in his bed.
Date published: 2014-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great design and love the brushed aluminum finish As a designer, I love to see all types of home furnishings that have intrinsically good design, and the Tolomeo lamp is one of those wonderful pieces. I've been wanting one for a long time and am quite pleased that I made the purchase. It looks great, with it's brushed aluminum finish, and is a nice contrast to wood, leather, glass and stone finishes. YLighting is a very good site, easy to use, and the shipping is handled very well. If you've been thinking about buying this lamp, now is the time!
Date published: 2009-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stunning piece of lighting architecture We bought the Tolomeo Reading floor lamp for our difficult dormer'd guest room with its complex roof-line hoping that it would be able to fit in and move around the low slung sloping ceiling. This lovely, visually minimal, streamlined piece is perfect for providing excellent light in this difficult room, admits easy manoeuvrability around the low sloping ceiling with many plane changes. It looks great and feels very good although I don't feel confident leaving the arm slung out far for fear that the tension in the string will not be sufficient to provide sufficient counterbalance to the long lever arm when the head is pulled out far. I do pull it out when I need to - but never leave the head pulled out when I leave the room for fear that it may actually get pulled down and the head hit the floor.
Date published: 2011-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless classic - quality construction This version of the Tolomeo lamp is as iconic as the full sized desktop version, but makes the perfect complement for a chairside lamp for both commercial applications (lobby) as well as home (living room, bedside). The single hinge emulates the table top lamp (the next size up has two hinges), and maintains the iconic design of the original with a taller profile without disturbing the designs other proportions.
Date published: 2012-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Functional I enjoy reading and wanted a lamp that was bright and easy to adjust. The Tolomeo lamp is perfect. I paid a little extra for the black finish, and I love the way it blends in with my furniture. I had no trouble putting it together, and it was ready to use in a couple of minutes. This lamp will definitely be one of the pieces that I will bring with me when I'm ready to downsize to a smaller place.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How far can you lean? Probably not as far as the Tolomeo Reading lamp. I purchased this lamp over the floor version to take advantage of its aggressive leaning position. It is an excellent light source to have when your project is all laid out on the floor. Please note that the lamp is a bit smaller than the floor lamp and it is best displayed over your favorite lounge chair or bed vs a large desk.
Date published: 2008-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth it—looks great. Great lamp. Packed with recyclable materials; easy to assemble; lightweight; very adjustable. Casts light beautifully for reading... a 100W bulb may even be too bright for some readers. Only (small) complaint is that some of the component parts were carelessly injection-molded and show a visible "ridge"... a shame for such a well-designed piece.
Date published: 2009-10-19
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