“When engineering meets design, there is an explosion of light” – Ernesto Gismondi
Ernesto Gismondi, who founded Artemide in 1960, became the 20th century leader in lighting design and manufacturing. Investing in international groups like Ettore Sottsass’ Memphis group, this professor of rocket engineering at Milano’s Polytechnico was a trailblazer manufacturing products like the Tizio lamp by German industrial designer, Richard Sapper. Synonymous with design, innovation and the stamp ‘Made in Italy’, Artemide products are chic, creative and timeless, like the Nessino, Dalù or the Tolomeo Micro, which light up homes and offices across the world.
The Artemide light has never been solely a function of seeing, or an opportunity for formal experimentation with lamps as objects. For more than forty years, Artemide has aimed to propose light as a companion to people, as a source of physical pleasure and mental comfort. Artemide has done so, with different work groups, searching through the whole design process, starting with a declaration of values - the human light.
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