The spherical diffuser design is enhanced by a removable-fitting and tapering luminous stem, that makes the transition from the strong diffuser light to the blind lamp structure area gentle. Castore 25, 35 and 42 have a touch dimmer button on the lamp base for the storage of the latest light intensity set-up or the use of a local or remote control (controlled socket). Base in zamac, stem in thermoplastic resin, blown glass diffuser.
- Base in die-cast metal alloy with white epoxy powder finish
- Diffuser in white handblown glass, with external etched finish
- Stem in steel tubing, covered by a tapered sleeve in white translucent molded polycarbonate, allowing for partial soft diffusion of light from diffuser
- Castore Table 14
- Diameter: 14 cm / 5 1/2 Inch
- Height: 31 cm / 12 1/4 Inch
- Base Diameter: 13 cm / 5 1/8 Inch
- Castore Table 25
- Diameter: 25 cm / 10 Inch
- Height: 55 cm / 21 3/4 Inch
- Base Diameter: 20 cm / 7 3/4 Inch
- Castore Table 35
- Diameter: 35 cm / 13 3/4 Inch
- Height: 66 cm / 26 Inch
- Base Diameter: 27 cm / 10 3/4 Inch
- Castore Table 42
- Diameter: 42 cm / 16 1/2 Inch
- Height: 73 cm / 28 3/4 Inch
- Base Diameter: 27 cm / 10 3/4 Inch
- Castore Table 14: MAX 4W LED E12/G16.5
- Castore Table 25/35/42: LED, CFL, Incandescent max 100W E26/A19, touch dimmer on base
- Bulb not included
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 here.
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.
Artemide Castore Table Lamp Designed by:
- Huub Ubbens , 2003
- Michele De Lucchi , 2003
Born in the Netherlands in 1964
Huub attended the Gerrit Rielvield Academy in Amsterdam where he got his Design diploma in 1993. Came to Italy in 1992 for a stage at Studio Cappelli&Ranzo in Naples, then moved to Milan.
From 1997 to 2004 he worked as head of the design department of Artemide and from 2002 to 2008 worked as an art director for Danese, Milan. He has been a free lance professional since 2004.
Ubbens is a professor at the Vanvitelli Architecture University of Naples, the Architecture Polytechnic of Milan, the Sustentare school of design strategy of Sao Paulo (Brazil), the EID of Toulon (France), the La Sapienza University of Rome, the Polytechnic Design School “SPD” of Milan, Artfure of St. Petersburgh (Russia), CMA of Santiago de Compostella (Spain), Ensam of Montpellier (France), and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Toulouse
Michele De Lucchi
Michele De Lucchi studied architecture in Padua and Florence. In 1973 he joined forces with other designers and architects to form Cavart, a radical design group that put on “happenings” and held seminars in Padua. In 1978 De Lucchi moved to Milan, where he worked for Kartell in their proprietary studio, Centrokappa. There he met Ettore Sottsass, and joined the Studio Alchimia designers.
In 1980 Michele De Lucchi joined the Memphis group, designing a sofa and the First Chair in 1983. In the late 1980s Michele De Lucchi turned to lighting design. Tolomeo, a stringently, functional aluminum task lamp, designed in collaboration with Giancarlo Fassina, for Artemide in 1987, became an international bestseller. In 2003 the Castore Lamp series was launched. They consisted of milky white, hand blown Murano glass, with no perceptible transition between foot and lampshade.