Designed with the utmost simplicity, Tolomeo is inspired by the mechanism of industrial fishing nets, its diffuser being supported fully by a hidden tension chord. The lamp is very flexible, a crucial feature for targeted lighting. Tolomeo’s familiar, supple shade hides all internal structures and is meant to be manoeuvred with one hand, in any position, guaranteeing perfect stillness. Tolomeo is a mixture of technology and domesticity, casting quality light that relaxes the eye.
- Tension cables in stainless steel
- Table in-set pivot and table clamp in die-cast aluminum
- Joints and tension control knobs in polished die-cast aluminum
- Fully adjustable articulated arm structures in extruded aluminum
- Tiltable diffuser in stamped anodized matte aluminum
- Height: 54 cm / 21 1/4 inch
- Width: 68 cm / 26 3/4 inch
- Base Diameter: 20.3 cm / 8 inch
- Max Height: 110 cm / 43 1/4 inch
- LED, CFL, Incandescent max 100W E26/A19
- Bulb not included
- On/off on head
- Black or white versions still have silver base, joints and hardware
- Diffuser tiltable and 360 degree rotatable
- 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 Tolomeo Mini Table Lamp Designed by:
- Giancarlo Fassina , 1991
- Michele De Lucchi , 1991
Giancarlo Fassina was born in Milan, Italy. He obtained a degree in architecture at the Politecnico University in Milan. He has worked on several projects involving industrial design and has created lighting for Artemide and other companies.
His early industrial design experience began with a company manufacturing calculating machines and a household appliance manufacturer. In 1970 Fassina joined the Italian lighting company Artemide, helping with both the restructuring of the technical design sector and organizing the internal department of product models and development. Throughout the 1980s, he designed large-scale lighting systems for exhibits and buildings across Italy.
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.