Tolomeo Artemide

Tolomeo Artemide

“No desk lamp should make you use two hands to position it.” Michele De Lucchi

A study in balance and movement, the Tolomeo table lamp is designed for a fully adjustable direction of light. Created for Artemide in 1987 by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, Tolomeo has become an icon almost 30 years after its birth. It remains a classic, sought after design that graces many homes and offices. Since its inception, the Tolomeo Collection has grown to offer various versions and sizes for just about every lighting situation.

Where it all began… The lamp came about when De Lucchi longed to have one of his own lamps above his drawing table, a place he spent many hours every day.

His design of the Tolomeo was inspired by a fisherman’s movement of the rods used to support fishing nets. The biggest challenge De Lucchi faced was making sure the lamp stayed put while the arm was being moved into position with only one hand. He solved the problem with stainless steel cables and internal tension springs, and the rest is history.

It’s no surprise that in 1989 the Tolomeo Table Lamp was awarded the Compasso d’Oro Award for Italian industrial design, thanks to its perfect marriage of design and engineering. Tolomeo’s comforting task light, along with its modern and structured body, perfectly integrates into the space and adds a high level of design.
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Source: artemide.com  & ylighting.com

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