Empatia is inspired by the association between the great glass-blowing tradition and the LED technology of Artemide. High interest in the expression potentials of this material resulted into co-operation with master glass blowers to gain full control of the special suppleness of Venetian glass and to work on the balance between surface and light, between subtle densities and transparencies. Hence clear, pure craft objects, each of them unique in all respects. Transparency and opacity are wisely dosed to obtain a glass that reflects light without glaring and without losing efficiency. High-performance LED-based light engine created separately from the glass emission body in favor of higher thermal efficiency and performance.
- Base in painted die-cast aluminum
- Diffuser in handblown glass clear towards the bottom and frosted at the top
- Light pipe in low absorption coefficient methacrylate
- Glass bottom plate within diffuser in painted aluminum
- Empatia 16
- Length: 19.1 cm / 7 1/2 Inch
- Diameter: 16 cm / 6 5/16 Inch
- Empatia 26
- Length: 28.9 cm / 11 3/8 Inch
- Diameter: 26 cm / 10 1/4 Inch
- Empatia 36
- Length: 38.2 cm / 15 1/16 Inch
- Diameter: 36 cm /14 3/16 Inch
- Empatia 16: LED 11W 3000K >80 CRI, touch dimmer on cord
- Empatia 26: LED 16W 3000K >80 CRI, touch dimmer on base
- Empatia 36: LED 24W 3000K >80 CRI, touch dimmer on base
- Integrated light source
- Diffuser allows for reflection of light without glaring and without losing efficiency
- Light pipe guides light to the diffuser
- Interchangeable plug options accommodate most countries electrical outlets
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 Empatia Table Lamp Designed by:
- Carlotta de Bevilacqua
- Paola di Arianello
Carlotta de Bevilacqua
Born in Italy, Carlotta de Bevilacqua graduated in 1983 with an architecture degree from the Politecnico in Milan. As a designer she developed important research on lighting, developing innovative concepts and products for Artemide. Until 2004 Carlotta de Bevilacqua was Chief Executive Officer for the Brand Strategy & Development organization within the Artemide Group, with responsibilities in the areas of marketing, communication, and long-term vision.
Carlotta de Bevilacqua’s work ranges from architecture to interior and product design. Her clients include Artemide and Danese.
Paola di Arianello
born in Genoa, 1982
Paola di Arianello studied Industrial Design at first at the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa and at the University of Lapland - Lapin Yliopisto (Faculty of Art and Design), and then at the Politecnico of Milano. Since 2008 she works with Carlotta de Bevilacqua with whom she develops various projects in the field of lighting design. Her design is inspired by fundamental values like clarity, simplicity, concreteness, quality, communication, taking into account very different functional and psychological needs of people.