As an icon of Italian design, Tizio graces 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.
Adjustable counterbalanced arms and head in painted aluminum. The innovation of Tizio is its construction: a transformer in the lamp base powers a lamp through rods and buttons. Besides having a structural function, the rods carry electrical current without electric cables.
- Arms in aluminum
- Arm spacer bars in chromed steel with molded thermoplastic insulators
- Counter weights in die-cast zinc
- Head in die-cast aluminum with inner high efficiency reflector in anodized aluminum, (halogen bulb has protective glass lens)
- Base in polyphenylene ether (PPE) and polystyrene (PS)
- Height: 119 cm / 46 7/8 inch
- Diameter: 11 cm / 4 1/4 inch
- Halogen max 50W GY6.35 (Bulb included)
- On/off on base
- Original full size Tizo design
- Arm spacer bars in chromed steel with red, molded thermoplastic insulators
- Fully adjustable, balanced, electrical conductor arms in anti-corrosion treated aluminum
- 360° rotatable base in die-cast aluminum with incorporated low voltage transformer and two-intensity on/off switch
- U.L. listed
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 Tizio Classic Table Lamp (Quickship) Designed by:
- Richard Sapper , 1972
Born in Germany but based in Milan, Richard Sapper creates innovative products by mining the knowledge of far-flung disciplines. One of the few industrial designers never to have attended a school of design or architecture, Sapper studied philosophy, anatomy, engineering and economics. Sapper began his design career working in the styling department of Mercedes-Benz. In 1958 he went to Italy, where he worked with such luminaries as Gio Ponte, Marco Zanuso, and Gae Aulenti. In 1981, Sapper became a corporate design consultant for IBM, for whom he produced a multitude of instantly recognizable designs such as the ThinkPad notebook computer.
A ten-time winner of the Compasso d’Oro, he created the iconic Sapper Kettle for Alessi and the incredibly successful Tizio table lamp for Artemide in 1972. Called a ‘designer's dream,’ this revolutionary table lamp has a sleek, narrow body, adjustable counterbalanced arms and head and swivels smoothly in four directions. In 1972, the use of the lamp’s arms to conduct electricity was a never-before-seen feature, a true innovation representative of Sapper’s work. In over 50 years he has designed more than 200 products and is an impressively versatile designer who can create compelling visual images for sophisticated electronic technology.