CATA TIR Ceiling
Carlotta de Bevilacqua
Architect, designer and above all humanist, Carlotta de Bevilacqua has been a force in contemporary lighting since the 1980’s. A pioneer in LED research and implementation, she created the concept “The Human Light” in which lighting encourages not only the well-being of those who live, work and interact with it, but also the planet. As interested in science of light as the sensory experience, de Bevilacqua seeks to create synergy between products and users through accessible, experimental design. A life-force at Artemide for nearly 4 decades, in addition to her own studio she oversees Danese Milano creating minimal, yet elegant, products which further complement the built environment. In addition to widespread recognition for her work, in 2011, she received a Red Dot Design Award for the Algoritmo and Copernico.
Cata is a family of LED projectors derived from thorough research on accent lighting, mostly used in museums but also broadly applied in retail and hospitality venues. This project is characterized by high energy efficiency and high light intensities, as well as by innovative research implemented through optoelectronic and mechanical patents.
The use of clear materials, combined with reflecting surfaces, makes the appliance’s presence in space almost immaterial to enhance the role of light. Optical assemblies are interchangeable, via a "twist and lock" mechanism. Cata received an Honorable Mention at the Compasso d’Oro 2016.
Cata TIR (Total Internal Reflection) features extremely compact dimensions. It allows for a maximum control of light emission and a wide availability of beam angles.
This high efficiency light can be adapted using a wide range of optical accessories. Available with a base plate for ceiling mounting.
-Heat sink and arm in die-cast gloss aluminium.
-Power supply casing in transparent polycarbonate.
-Lens in transparent polycarbonate.
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