The Tolomeo with shade reading floor lamp. This floor standing luminaire is great for orientable direct task lighting. The Tolomeo with shade reading floor lamp is composed of a fully adjustable, articulated arm body structure in extruded aluminum in a natural anodized finish.
- Aluminum Body & Base
- Tension cables in stainless steel
- Weighted steel base with stamped aluminum cover
- Joints and tension control knobs in polished die-cast aluminum
- Reading diffuser in matte anodized aluminum or black finish
- Fully adjustable articulated arm structure in extruded aluminum in high polished anodized finish
- Height: 108 cm / 42 1/2 inch
- Depth: 65 cm / 25 5/8 inch
- Shade Height: 13.5 cm / 5 5/16 inch
- Shade Diameter: 18 cm / 7 1/16 inch
- Base Diameter: 23 cm / 9 inch
- 75W Max Incandescent, LED, CFL E26/A19
- Bulb not included
- On/off on lampholder
- Fully adjustable, articulated arms
- Diffuser remains vertical regardless of arm angle
Artemide Tolomeo Reading with Shade Floor Lamp Designed by:
- Giancarlo Fassina , 2006
- Michele De Lucchi , 2006
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.