30 years of Tolomeo
I am 30 – I AM AN ICON – I AM TOLOMEO
Tolomeo, designed by Michele de Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina, was launched in 1987.
The classic table lamp has since become an icon of modern design and changed the way we experience light.
To celebrate Tolomeo’s 30th anniversary, select models of the Tolomeo will be available at a special price,
whether it’s your first classic Tolomeo or a new addition to the Tolomeo family.
“I DESIGNED THE TOLOMEO IN 1986.
PERHAPS I THOUGHT TO SAY THAT I INVENTED IT,AS IN POINT OF FACT THE IDEA
FOR A NEW MECHANISM CAME BEFORE THE LAMP WAS CREATED.”
-Michele de Lucchi-
The Tolomeo lamp was born from de Lucchi’s desire to have a lamp he personally designed on his desk that would work over his drawing board,
where he spent many hours a day.
The design was inspired by the movement of rods used to support and maneuver fishing nets.
The lamp is held together by tension produced by the string in the arm. The floating arm of lamp stays firm when moved in position with only one hand.
From the first table version to the most recent Tolomeo Maxi, the Tolomeo has grown to a full collection suited for a variety of environments
and providing flexible light to address the needs of all application fields.
Tolomeo, with its infinite variety, is a lamp that after 30 years is still capable of illuminating the future
with smart, functional, contemporary interpretations that follow technological innovations.
“TOLOMEO FEATURES THE ABILITY TO ADJUST,
AS WELL AS TO SELF-REGULATE.”
-Michele de Lucchi-
Tolomeo speaks about the past, clearly conveys the present, and is still ready to represent the future of Artemide.
Tolomeo was first awarded with the Compasso d’Oro in 1989, and continues to be honored with design awards today.
Most recently the Tolomeo Outdoor Lampione series received the Wallpaper Design Award in 2017 for Best Outdoor Lighting.
Tolomeo represents technology, creativity and humanism, three of the core elements at the heart of Artemide.
A ToLOMEO FAMILY FOR EVERY SPACE
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