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.
Paola di Arianello
Employed by Artemide for nearly 10 years, Paola di Arianello is an Italian graphic and industrial designer who has worked closely with Carlotta de Bevilacqua on interior and design projects such as the Empatia released in 2013 and the winner of a Wallpaper Design Award.
Available in all formats and 3 body sizes, Empatia is marriage of art and science.
The hand-blown glass diffuser displays an ombré progression of opacity from transparent to frosted from base to top allowing efficient light diffusion without glare.
The white-painted bottom plate within the diffuser reflects light created by the internal LED “pipe”.
The die-cast aluminum base holds a touch dimmer.
-Base in painted white die-cast aluminum.
-Diffuser in handblown glass, clear towards the bottom and frosted at the top to allow reflection of the light without glaring and without losing efficiency.
-Light pipe in transparent low absorption coefficient methacrylate guides the light to the diffuser.
-Glass bottom plate within diffuser in painted white aluminum to reflect light.