Designed by Naoto Fukasawa for Artemide, Demetra Table Lamp is inspired by the Greek goddess of the harvest. Its ingenious combination of flexibility and seamlessly sleek design make Demetra an ideal choice for productive environments like business or home offices.
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The brand’s design philosophy ‘The Human Light’ places the human experience at the forefront and creates an ‘illuminated companion’ that makes a tangible contribution to daily life. With a laser focus on design and innovation, Artemide products originate from research and high-quality manufacturing.
Welcoming Artemide to Stylecraft, the Sydney showroom windows were transformed by Susan Standring and Matt Sheargold of STUDIOX3 with a series of artists vignettes. Photographed by Rowland Reyes Martinez / Edited by ar-chive studio.
Artemide’s Yanzi collection detail at Stylecrafy Sydney. Photographed by Rowland Reyes Martinez / Edited by ar-chive studio.
Stylecraft Melbourne windows were also transformed by Susan Standring and Matt Sheargold of STUDIOX3 to welcome Artemide. Photography by Haydn Cattach.
Artemide Design Collections are now available in Australia and Singapore exclusively through
In welcoming Artemide to our shores, Stylecraft showrooms in Melbourne and Sydney had their window displays designed by Susan Standring and Matt Sheargold of STUDIOX3.
“Inspired by the theatrical staging of a diorama, the windows are playful and whimsical, providing fresh narratives for both new and classic Artemide fittings,” explains Susan Standring. The aim of the windows was to engage onlookers both internally and externally, with a touch of Milanese flair.
The Dalù Table Lamp, designed by Vico Magistretti in the 1960s for Artemide, is a re-creation of the unmistakable original, translating the ethos of the swinging sixties and psychedelia into the current day.
For more than 60 years, Artemide has focused on understanding how people interact with light, resulting in an offering that combines beauty and functionality.
The following designs chart their journey from iconic ranges such as Tolomeo, Tizio and Shogun, to Artemide’s new collections including Laguna, Yanzi, nh and Gople.
Let’s dive in.
The Tolomeo series, designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina for Artemide in 1986, is recognised by designers and architects around the world as a perfect marriage of engineering and design. Perhaps one of the most iconic lighting collections ever made, the Tolomeo remains as relevant to various settings today as it was over 30 years ago. The Tolomeo Floor Lamp is also available in various wall, floor and suspension options.
Tolomeo is also available in vibrant pops of colour in the Bicolour version with blue, coral and white options added to accent the black base.
Oh, Tolomeo! Perhaps one of the most iconic lighting collections in the world, the Tolomeo is as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago. A magnificent combination of balance and movement, engineering and design, the collection of table, floor, pendant and wall lamps was designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina in 1986.
The Tolomeo table functions as a task lamp and a sleek design object with a fully adjustable arm to direct light. To further control the quality of light, options include a dimmer switch incorporated in the head as well as a motion sensor for energy consumption and tunable white LED technology to adjust the colour temperature. The Tolomeo Floor Lamp combines the body of the Tolomeo table lamp with a floor standing support. Tolomeo pendant also features the same arm balancing system as the table lamp but with an adapted mounting system that’s available in double suspension with or without a shade. The Tolomeo Wall Lamp has a surface or j-box wall support and comes in various sizes including classic, micro, mini and mega, with options of parchment or fabric shades.
As an icon of Italian design, the Tizio Table Lamp graces the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York amongst the most celebrated icons of modern lighting. Designed for Artemide by industrial designer Richard Sapper in 1972, the sophisticated principle of fully adjustable balanced counterweights, lack of wires, and electrical conductor arms have made Tizio an illustrious award-winning design of the 20th century.
Another icon of Italian design is the Tizio. Designed by industrial designer Richard Sapper in 1972, Tizio is a sophisticated display of aesthetic and functional balance. “The lamp is built with two counterweights allowing the user to direct the light at will. The lamp adjusts with a pull or push of the hand and stays in place as set. Eliminating the need for extraneous wires and enhancing a clean aesthetic. A small reflector works with the light source to provide highly concentrated light,” explains the designer. Tizio is available in a table and floor version.
This notable, award-winning lamp is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. “It stands proud amongst the most celebrated icons of modern lighting, effortlessly blending function with style.”
Also forming part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection is Shogun. Designed in 1986 by Swiss architect Mario Botta, the lamp uses simplified geometric forms reminiscent of Bauhaus and Modernist traditions.
“The structure of perforated steel creates beautiful plays of light and shadows that position themselves at will by moving the reflectors.”
With its pure elegance and its harmonious curves, Laguna was originally designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez for Artemide for hotel and residential interiors.
Moving forward in time to 2013, Laguna by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez is one of Artemide’s more recent collections. These table lamps were designed with hotels and residential interiors in mind, but their application is universal. Laguna consists of spherical glass lamps in different hues combined with cylindrical bases in lacquered metal, chrome and brass.
“The lagoon of Venice was the main inspiration: its fascinating atmosphere, its light and its mist,” explain the designers. This collection brings together traditional hand-blown glass techniques with the latest LED technology to ensure sustainability, durability and ethereal beauty.
In a blend of tradition and innovation, the Yanzi Suspension lamp, designed by Shanghai-based design office Neri&Hu for Artemide, is a lightweight composition of balanced structures, with handblown glass spheres and brass elements, inspired by the image of birds perching on scaffolding.
The Yanzi collection of table, floor and pendant lamps was inspired by birds perching on a branch. Designed by Shanghai-based multidisciplinary office Neri&Hu, “Yanzi is a lightweight composition of balanced structures, with hand-blown glass spheres and brass elements that perch on aluminium branches.”
The table lamp is a singular bird while the floor and pendant lamps are a sculptural flock of them. Yanzi’s clean lines and elegant materials add contemporary design, with a playful edge, to any space.
The nh Floor Lamp, designed by Neri&Hu for Artemide, is a simple blend of timeless traditions and fresh innovations. Featuring a white glass sphere, a black stand and a curved brass ring, the lamp’s structure is unique and surprisingly versatile: the position of the sphere can be adjusted by moving the brass ring along the steel stand, allowing you to change its appearance as desired. The nh Suspension Lamp is also available in table, floor and wall versions.
Neri&Hu also collaborated with Artemide Design on the nh collection. The design centres on a white blown glass sphere on a brass ring that can be hung on the wall, suspended from the ceiling or adapted to a table and floor lamp.
A spin on the traditional lantern, the nh family is a contemporary take on lighting and is a refreshing blend of tradition and innovation.
Always at the forefront of research, technology and sustainability, Artemide Design has an ongoing collaboration with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) on the Gople collection. The pill-shaped blown glass lamp uses Artemide’s patented RWB lighting system in the suspended version. This system allows light to be set at different temperatures to achieve white, blue or red tones to play with the ambience of a room. It also helps plants with photosynthesis, making it a welcome addition to spaces with foliage.
“Combining next-generation technology with ancient techniques, Gople is a perfect expression of sustainable design,” explain the designers. “The end result is a product that delivers both visual comfort and aesthetic value while contributing to the wellness of both man and the environment.”
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Designed by Enzo Mari & Giancarlo Fassina for Artemide, the Aggregato Suspension Lamp combines contemporary innovation with timeless style. A striking, geometric hanging feature and light source, Aggregato has a lightweight profile with a refined expression. Expertly crafted, the design can effortlessly integrate into an array of styled spaces, with its contrasting counterweight and alluring globe of light producing an eye-catching, balancing illusion.
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