Design by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina.
In 1989, when the Tolomeo table/task light 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 Wall Light features a fully adjustable, articulated arm body structure in extruded, brilliant, natural anodized aluminum. Joints and tension control knobs are made of polished die-cast aluminum with tension cables in stainless steel. The 6" diameter (Mini, Classic, Maxi) or 4" diameter (Micro) diffuser in stamped, anodized matte aluminum is tiltable and rotates 360° on the lampholder with an incorporated on/off switch. (Except Micro, which has the switch on the cord. When hardwired, the Micro can only be controlled by a wall switch).
The Tolomeo Wall Light is available in two types of wall mounted support in polished die-cast aluminum. Choose type 'S' for wall surface mounting with luminaire cord and plug in (not for use with "Maxi" body), or type 'J' for mounting to wall electrical junction box with direct hard wiring.
Bulbs: Micro: 1 X 60W max candelabra base incandescent bulb (included) Mini: 1 X 100W max medium base incandescent bulb (not included) Classic: 1 X 100W max medium base incandescent bulb (not included) Maxi: 1 X 100W max medium base incandescent bulb (not included)
TOL1100 TOL1101 TOL1102 TOL1104 TOL1105 TOL1106 TOL1107 TOL1120 TOL1121 TOL1122 TOL1124 TOL1125 TOL1126 TOL1127 TOL1140 TOL1141 TOL1142 TOL1150 TOL1151
By: Pinetree, Designer (california, USA)
Add's a modern touch to any room. Love as bedside lamps that come off wall.
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 FassinaView 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