lighting systems manufacterer (1960)
Artemide is a company for the production of lamps, chandeliers, light points founded in 1960 by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza.
The Artemide brand is known for the particular attention paid to design and the technical and aesthetic qualities of its products. "Classic and Modern" describe well the objects produced over the decades, designed by the most important international designers. The popularity of Artemide was born in the first years of activity, thanks to the contribution of some Italian designers and architects.
In 1965 Enzo Mari, in collaboration with Anna Fasolis, designed the Polluce floor lamp, consisting of a circular base, a telescopic stem to adjust its height and an opal glass sphere.
In 1967 the Eclisse table lamp, designed by Vico Magistretti, received the Compasso d'oro award.
In 1970 Vico Magistretti designed Selene, one of the first chairs made of plastic material using "compression molding" technology, part of Artemide's experimentation in the furniture sector.
The same year the Vicario armchair in abs by Magistretti was produced.
In 1972 Tizio by Richard Shapper was produced, a table lamp for which a halogen light source was used for the first time.
In 1987 in collaboration with Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, Artemide produced Tolomeo, a table lamp with arms, destined to become, like other products of the company, a symbol of Italian design and Made in Italy.
Two years later he received the Compasso d'oro award.
In 1995 Artemide received the Compasso d'oro award for his career.
In 1996 Artemide chose the new "corporate claim", its manifesto, with which it still identifies today: "The Human Light", which emphasizes the desire to put light at the service of man and his needs.
Today known all over the world for its collection of designer lamps and lighting systems, between the end of the Sixties and the Seventies, Artemide produces an incredible series of chairs, tables, clocks, ashtrays, umbrella stands and desk accessories that have become over time true icons of Italian design and Made in Italy.
The Artemide Group currently operates through various subsidiaries, with a distribution network of numerous single-brand showrooms in the most important cities in the world. Artemide products are distributed in about 100 countries. Production is carried out in Italy, France, Hungary and Canada.
Artemide is always oriented towards innovation, an important component of success over time, with its Research and Innovation structure supported by cutting-edge prototyping and testing laboratories. Technological research, great designers, socio-cultural research have always been the company's strengths.
Some successful Artemide products:
Eclisse, table lamp, Vico Magistretti, 1965
Selene, chair, Vico Magistretti, 1967
Tizio, table lamp, Richard Sapper, 1970