The unique honeycomb grill of Calipso was generated by feeding a photo of the moon into an image-based algorithm found on a seemingly extinct computer. The resulting fractal shape, an impure geometry that displays the irregular beauty of nature, is built from an organic honeycomb of different diameter tubes, seemingly arranged in a random geometry. This honeycomb characterizes the lamp both aesthetically and optically - not only is it visually pleasing, but it also provides an even and comfortable light emission. The result is a highly emotional lighting object that joins together optical and aesthetic intelligence. A product positioned perfectly half-way between home and professional use, Calipso is suited to a variety of applications - expressing Artemide's traditional approach to deliver high performance lighting with a unique and emotional expressiveness.
- Louver in ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate)
- Diameter: 52.6 cm / 20.7 inch
- Depth: 7.6 cm / 3 inch
- LED 58W 2700K/3000K >90 CRI
- Integrated light source
Upholding Italy's reputation for excellence and innovation in design, Artemide is a world leader in contemporary lighting. Offering both residential and commercial lighting solutions, Artemide has made forward thinking a company policy. Instantly recognizable designs originating from the 1960's, when Artemide was founded by Ernesto Gismondi, are still in production today along side contemporary lighting creations by current acclaimed designers. Artemide's expansive catologue ranges from the organic and elegant Logico collection to the clean and simple spheres of the Castore family. Many of the most iconic products of history can be found at GR Shop.
The Artemide Group is much more than lighting. A core element of the manufacturer is their commitment to ethical conduct and social responsibility. A progressive environmental policy is also a major element in both production methods and technology research. What Artemide is most widely known for however, is a coined design philosophy that defines the company's approach: the Human Light Philosophy. Thoughtfully considering the user's lifestyle, daily activities and investment in home, Human Light sets out to provide an illuminated companion, rather than just simply illumination. Lights that are adaptable, flexible and allow for optimum visual precision while conserving environmental resources are Human Lights. A light that accompanies us during our daily activities and has a tangible effect on our well being, emotional health and ultimately our quality of life is Artemide. www.artemide.net
Artemide Calipso Wall/Ceiling Lamp Designed by:
- Neil Poulton
Neil Poulton is a Scottish product designer, based in Paris, France. He specializes in the design of “deceptively simple-looking mass-produced objects” and has won numerous international design awards.
Poulton is best known for his designs in the fields of technology and lighting design and is often associated with manufacturers LaCie and Artemide, with whom he enjoys ongoing long-term relationships dating from the early 1990s.
In 2007 the Centre Georges Pompidou Museum in Paris acquired six Poulton-designed objects for its Permanent Contemporary Collection. In 2008, Time Magazine included Poulton in “The Design 100,” a list of the people and ideas behind today's most influential design. Neil Poulton has lived and worked in Paris since 1991.