At Gensler, we start every project addressing the “why”.
For this collaboration with Artemide, we started by thinking about human performance
and asking why not design architectural lighting to provide a meaningful connection between people and space.
Architectural lighting must address efficient, functional and rational performance,
and, at the same time, can complete space with unexpected compositions
through character and personality.

Steven Meier, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Gensler Chicago


Lighting can complete a space, adding character and personality and an emotional response.

Proper lighting is especially important in the modern workspace and to Artemide’s core philosophy of The Human Light.


The geometry of Series Y gives clients the flexibility to be creative and design unique compositions starting with simple base modules.
Light can follow the layout of a staircase or room, or suspend in open or linear configurations.

The fixture gives the user both horizontal and vertical freedom, as during installation it is possible to freely choose the position of each individual module.

One Single Profile 3 lighting Distributions

Light can be distributed as a diffuse direct emission, a batwing indirect emission,
or a controlled direct emission giving options to direct light as needed with a single unit.

Artemide-Series-Y-Gensler-Lighting solution


Series Y is available with 5 different colored end caps and joiners that can be mixed and matched to create your own unique color scheme.

Whether a traditional aluminum or a vivid yellow, you can chose if you want the fixture to blend in or make a statement.

“Breaking The Ceiling Plane and opening up Spatial Volume”

The Gensler team conducted research on the ideal workspace,
where they discovered that higher ceilings inspire more creativity.

These open spaces enable lighting to become the focus of the room, and to create a signature within the space.